The Morphy Firearms & Militaria Division can be found at all of the top American and Canadian gun shows plus dozens of regional and specialty collectors shows. Top locations include; Denver, Louisville, Cody, Ft. Worth, Tulsa, Springfield, Ohio, Reno and Calgary. We have a leading team of niche area experts such as civil war memorabilia, Lugers, pre-revolutionary muskets, unusual semi-automatic pistols and Militaria.
Morphy Auctions also partners with Borderview International Firearms Logistics to provide Canadian buyers and consignors of firearms and related items with seamless export and import services.
Withem received his first gun at age 12. Today, he has more than 40 years of experience collecting, appraising, and buying and selling firearms and sporting collectibles, including WW1 German militaria. Withem has deep expertise with Luger pistols, Winchesters, and Colt revolvers. He has contributed to several published books, including History Writ in Steel German Police Markings 1900-1936 (Thai Watana Press Co., Ltd., 2009); Simson Lugers: Simson & Co, Suhl, the Weimar Years (Brad Simpson Publishing, 2007); and Police Lugers: German Police Lugers and Their Markings 1918-1958 (Golden Belt Printing Inc., 2012) and is currently working on a book about the Colt 1877 DA. Withem is a member of the Winchester Collectors Association and the Colt Collectors Association. Prior to Morphy’s, Withem owned and ran a firearms store in Southern Oregon.
David, a fourth generation antique dealer and appraiser, has been professionally involved in the firearms industry since 2000. He has been collecting arms and armor since he was five years old and buying and selling as a dealer at shows since he was ten. Today David has special expertise in Kentucky rifles; early French, Indian, English, and American guns; and edged weapons. David will be responsible for identifying and valuing fine arms and armor, cataloging, developing and growing consignment networks, and representing Morphy’s at firearms events nationwide.
Brian Estepp joined the Dan Morphy Auctions team as its marble consultant in 2009. His primary duties are to gather consignments for the company, with his specialty being marbles, among other things. Brian also represents Dan Morphy Auctions at shows around the country and provides catalog descriptions and valuations on marbles in all Morphy sales.Brian is well known to marble collectors and has a superb reputation for quality and honesty. Dan Morphy Auctions is pleased to have Brian as part of the team. Watch for him at shows around the country.
Dave Bushing joined the Morphy Auctions team in July, 2014. Dave is a veteran gun collector, dealer and authenticator and will serve as the Firearms division expert. Renowned on the gun show circuit, both for his knowledge of out-of-production firearms and his willingness to share information with collectors at all levels. Dave will represent Morphy Auctions at gun shows, obtaining firearms consignments, and authenticating and cataloging all guns prior to our specialty sales. He will also be present at all of our gun previews and auctions, making himself available to anyone who has a question about an auction item and evaluating firearms brought in by collectors or potential consignors. Dave is hugely respected in gun-collecting circles nationwide, and his track record as a gun appraiser is impeccable. We’re genuinely honored that he has joined our team.