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Cliff and Lynne Young assembled a collection over a 65 year period but it will be sold in just a day by Cowan Auctions this week, with subsequent offerings put on the block later in the year and in 2017.
As you can imagine, these are not your typical gun show relics.
“There are collectors who just buy Confederate arms,” said Lewis. “Cliff went deeper than that. Quality and historical significance were paramount. These are truly the best known examples of some of the rarest Confederate weapons ever produced.”
Young was a studious collector, often documenting his guns to a degree far surpassing what is typically seen.
“Some of them have a file of provenance two-feet thick,” said Jack Lewis, Cowan’s director of Historic Firearms and Early Militaria in a statement.
Here is some of the more than 47 uber-rare items on the block:
The sale will be held at Cowan’s Auctions, 6270 Este Ave., Cincinnati. Public previews are noon to 5 p.m. Monday, April 25; and 8 to 10 a.m. both days of the sale, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26-27.