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Russ Withem, the newly appointed firearms expert at Morphy Auctions.

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This is a new position at the firm in Denver, Pennsylvania. Withem will be responsible for identifying and valuing merchandise, cataloging, developing consignment networks, and representing Morphy’s at 30-40 trade and industry events annually.

He has more than 40 years of experience collecting, appraising, and buying and selling firearms and sporting collectables, including First World War militaria, and has “deep expertise with Luger pistols, Winchesters, and Colt revolvers”.

Before joining Morphy’s, Withem owned and ran a firearms store in Oregon.

The division’s next sale is on November 3-5.