Auction features Wyatt Earp's gun, rare Colts and Winchesters (PHOTOS)

Colt single-action Army revolver that belonged to legendary sheriff Wyatt Earp in the 1890s, extensive Earp family lineage and documentation. Est. $75,000-$100,000. (Photo: Morphy Auctions)

Antique gun enthusiasts will want to preview the latest collection of rare firearms up for auction later this month — including Wyatt Earp’s 1890 Colt Army revolver and a Winchester rifle belonging to the Native American chief who killed General George Custer.

Morhpy Auctions will host the four-day event Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 online and at its gallery in Denver, Pennsylvania. The collection spans more than 350 years of firearms production and serves as one of the the largest ever offerings of fully automatic weapons to come to auction.

“This category is the hottest part of the gun market at the moment,” said Morphy’s Class III firearms expert John Keene. “They’ve become very desirable. That’s why we think the machine guns in this auction will bring outstanding prices.”

Winchester Model 1873 lever-action rifle attributed to Lakota-Sioux Chief Rain-In-The-Face, who claimed responsibility for killing Gen. George Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Est. $200,000-$250,000. (Photo: Morphy Auctions)

Superb and iconic German World War II Mauser MG42 machine gun, 1944 manufacture. Nazi proof marks. Est. $35,000-$55,000. (Photo: Morhpy Auctions)

Rare Colt Model of 1919 water-cooled machine gun, accompanied by correct Colt commercial tripod, accessories. Est. $30,000-$50,000. (Photo: Morhpy Auctions)

Rare and historic Colt Model 1924 automatic machine gun, tripod and accessories. Formerly utilized by prison guards at Sing Sing prison. Est. $30,000-$50,000. (Photo: Morphy Auctions)

Exceptionally rare US Westinghouse Browning World War I tank machine gun on 1918 tripod, plus belt-loading machine in original box. Est. $30,000-$50,000. (Photo: Morphy Auctions)

Colt 1849 pocket revolver book, one of the rarest of all Samuel Colt personal presentations. Provenance: Jason Roselius collection. Est. $100,000-$150,000. (Photo: Morhpy Auctions)

Waffenfabrik Loewe C93 Borchardt semi-automatic pistol, one of four Borchardts in the sale. Est. $15,000-$20,000. (Photo: Morhpy Auctions)

Historically important Colt Berdan engraved trapdoor rifle with Serial No. 1, prototype designed and manufactured for the Russian government. Est. $50,000-$75,000. (Photo: Morhpy Auctions)

Outstanding New Haven Arms ‘Iron Frame Henry’ rifle manufactured in 1862, Serial No. 262. One of fewer than 90 believed to exist. Est. $85,000-$100,000. (Photo: Morhpy Auctions)

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