The Firearm Collection of Nick Luetzow is consigned to sell in Centurion's May 2015 Militaria & Firearm Auction. Centurion specializes in the appraisal, valuation, acquisition, marketing, and sale of Firearm Collections. Nick has been an avid shooter since childhood and actively collecting since 1996. Centurion sincerely thanks Nick for the opportunity to bring his Firearm Collection to market.
About the firearm collection, as told by consignor Nick Luetzow:
Thank you for taking the time to peruse the lots that comprise a collection I have been putting together since the late 90s. I grew up seven miles from Parris Island, SC listening to the report of rifle ranges and the engine test of F-18s at the nearby air station. I began target shooting around the age of 10 and learned to love the 22lr caliber-especially in pistols, which is obvious by the number of 22s in the auction.
In 1996, I joined the Army, working as a Combat Engineer. I served in Panama, Dominican Republic, South Korea, and was part of the 82nd Airborne’s advance group up Highway 8 in the initial Operation Iraqi Freedom invasion. The 130 engineers in my company removed or destroyed over 100,000 tons of Iraqi munitions over the course of our year-long deployment.
I began collecting in 1996, starting with a WW2 collection, containing US, German, Japanese, and Soviet pieces. It grew from there to include many very good examples of WW1 long-arms, and many rare examples of pre-great war US rifles. As you browse the auction, you will see many rare 50-70 & 45-70 US issue rifles; all well over 100 years old. There is an example of every general-issue trapdoor Springfield rifle, many in excellent condition, also the rare Ward Burton in 50-70 and chaffee reese in 45-70. The collection also includes choice Walther and Hammerelli Olympic pistols. Also, be sure to take a good look over the many bayonets, and you will find quite a few which are hard to come be in today’s marketplace.
I’d like to thank you for taking the time to look through the many items that I have collected over the years; they have meant a lot to me, and I hope you and/or your family will get as much enjoyment from owning one or many pieces as I have calling them mine.
Details and bidding information may be found on the May 2015 Militaria & Firearm Auction page
You may also view all of the lots within the Nick Luetzow Collection by visiting our Online Catalog and typing "Luetzow" in the search box.