Greg, thanks for posting about this! Yes, I'm currently looking to see if there's a buyer for the entire Bailey Brower Jr. collection (or a large portion of it), but I do know that we're unlikely to find the Right Guy for that. Assuming we don't find that person, I'll start piecing out the collection beginning in May. I plan to list the individual pieces on my http://GunHeritage.com
website before offering them elsewhere. If you'd like to receive an email notifying you when new listings are posted, just email me at SupicaLLC
outlook.com and let me know you want on the email list. I won't flood your mailbox - one post a week at the most, I won't sell your email, and when you want off the list just let me know.
It is, of course a spectacular collection. I'm pretty sure it's the finest Savage pistol collection in the world with a stunning range of subtle variations, engraved pistols, rare US trials 45s, ultra-rare .25acp's, foreign military (Portuguese, French, Canadian), historically attributed pieces, factory prototypes. Many of the guns in the collection are used for illustrations in Bailey's definitive book Savage Pistols. There are also Savage long guns - 95s, 99s, and a wide selection of early .22s.
The collection isn't limited to Savages. Bailey has a really neat assortment of competing pocket pistols from the early 20th century and later, a Winchester prototype pistol, S&W autopistols, Whitneys, and unusual and oddball stuff (Martz .45 Lugers for example).
I'll be previewing a few select pieces at Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show in April, so if you're there, stop by and say hi. I'll also have copies of Bailey's Savage Pistols book available.
PS - I'm new to this forum, so if I'm off base by posting about this here, please accept my apologies and either remove the post or let me know to remove it. If it's permitted, I'll start a thread of photos of interesting Savages from the collection here, not necessarily as an offer to sell, but just coz they're cool.
Thanks! - Jim