Auction Postponed to Feb. 17 at 6:30 PM
A 13.5% Buyer's Premium will be added to the final Sales Price. All applicable taxes will be assessed based on the sum of the sales price and buyer's premium.
The Winchester model 53 was made from 1924-1931 and according to Winchester, approximately 15,100 were produced. It was designed to be an updated version of the Model 1892. This very nice version was made in 1929 according to the serial number and is chambered in 25-20 WCF. It has all the correct markings on the barrel and receiver.
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- Buyer must be 21 years of age or older.
- Have a valid photo ID that was not issued in the last 30 days. If the buyer is not a resident of VA, then a second form of government-issued ID is required that matches the address on the ID (vehicle registration, conceal carry permit, voter ID, etc)
- Pass a federal background check.
- VA law allows for only 1 handgun purchase every 30 days unless the buyer has a VA conceal carry permit or receives a waiver from the state.
- Non-Virginia residents can buy handguns, but they must be transferred to an FFL in their state to complete the paperwork.
- Background checks for long guns can be completed onsite for out-of-state buyers.
- If the buyer wants a gun transferred to another FFL, they shall be responsible for any charges associated with the transfer. Matthews Auctioneers only charges the actual cost of the shipping but the FFL doing the transfer may have other fees.
If you have any questions on firearms sales, don't hesitate to get in touch with Stephen at 276-235-0153
Sale conducted by:
Matthews Auctioneers Inc.
Stephen LaRaviere - Auctioneer VAAL #3799
Matthews LaRaviere - VAAL #3131
Galax, Virginia 24333
All items may be picked up at 101 Meadow St. in Galax VA.
Background checks must be completed on all guns. We will have staff available to complete paperwork until 11 pm the night of the auction and then from 9-4 Pm on Saturday, Feb. 11. Appointments must be made for Saturday.
The Mike Oehman
Gun Collection Live Auction
This sale will feature a collection of 180+ guns from a private collection in Cana, Virginia. This collection was assembled over 60+ years and is full of unique and quality pieces from around the world, like a 1939 Mauser Banner German Police Luger, 4 FN Browning High Powers w/ Nazi Markings, Original Winchester lever action rifles, Colt & Smith & Wesson Revolvers, and many other high-quality military rifles and handguns. You can bid on these guns live in person or online. The sale date & location are coming soon.