SHOT Show Gun Auction
Special To: Outdoor and Trade Media January 22, 2010
For Immediate Release For additional
Bob Delfay, 803-641-1030
2010 SHOT Show Auction Yields More than
$15,100 in Support of Hunting Heritage
NSSF and Hunting Heritage Trust Recognize Partners
Photo caption: Steve Sanetti, President & CEO of NSSF (left), and Robert Delfay, President
of the Hunting Heritage Trust (right) extend appreciation to Steve Urvan, CEO and Founder of GunBroker.com
(second from left), and David Baron, President Baron Technology (second from right) for contributions to the
SHOT Show auction program.
Las Vegas, NV--When the GunBroker.com gavel signaled the end of the 2010 SHOT Show auction, on-line bidding on two milestone American firearms had yielded more than $15,100 in support of America's hunting and shooting sports heritage.
Coordinated by the Hunting Heritage Trust in conjunction with the NSSF, the 2010 SHOT Show auction featured the 4 Millionth Savage Model 110 and the 10,000,001st Remington Model 870.
When the bidding was ended at 1:00 pm on the final day of the SHOT Show, GunBroker.com officials announced that bidding on the Savage topped out at $5,691.00 and the Remington bidding reached an even $9,500.00. One bidder, who asked that his name be withheld, was high bidder on both guns.
At the conclusion of the bidding, NSSF President Steve Sanetti and Hunting Heritage Trust President Bob Delfay made presentations to the four special partners that made the 2010 auction possible. Awards were presented to Savage and Remington for the donations of the outstanding milestone firearms and to Baron Engraving and GunBroker.com for their key roles.
Baron Engraving has engraved the SHOT Show guns and GunBroker.com has been the official and exclusive auction site for the Show guns for the past several years.
"Typically, milestone firearms such as the 4,000,000th Savage Model 110 or the 10,000,001st Remington 870 would end up in the collection of a VIP or in a company vault," Delfay commented. "But the Savage Model 110 and the Remington 870 have achieved their popularity thanks to the support of millions of hunters and shooters and through the combined efforts of all our partners, the SHOT Show auction allowed millions of firearms enthusiasts to see and bid on these historic guns," Delfay said.
Proceeds will benefit the efforts of the Hunting Heritage Trust in support of America's hunting and shooting sports heritage.