The Estate of Jan Matlega

The Estate of Jan Matlega: A massive Live-Only Auction of Antique, Modern, and Rare Firearms, Guns, Gunsmith supplies, parts, and Military collectibles.

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March 23, 2019


Connecticut Firearms Auction

8 Metals Drive, Plantsville CT 06479


Lifetime Gunsmith and Collector Estate Auction


Please join us for a special Firearms Estate Event. We will be selling the lifetime collection of Jan Matlega of New Britain Connecticut. Jan was a well-known and longtime firearms dealer, gunsmith, parts guru, and member of the national gun community. He worked for Siles, was a Ruger, Winchester and, Mossberg Dealer, owned a shop in New Britain CT and was a fixture at local gun shows and past president of the Ye Connecticut Gun Guild

Update on Lots: Guns will be sold in Singles, Groups of Two and lots from 3-28 pieces. Many of these lots are FFL and C&R Only.


This is a complete estate auction and will feature the contents of Jan’s collection that was amassed for over 50 years. The Primary focus of this collection was on antique and military guns, along with specialized and hard to find parts. We will be offering all the items from the estate complete as we found them. This is a rare opportunity to bid on a massive, estate-fresh gun collection.

The Auction is open to the public and we welcome buyers of antique firearms, military collectibles, and certain parts to buy without restrictions. Gun Permit holders are welcome to buy individual modern guns and transfer will be on the day of sale, no additional fees for transfer.

We will be featuring special FFL dealer and C&R License ONLY lots: These include large lots with multiple firearms, and firearm parts. If you are into Military Surplus guns, parts, or restoration projects, these will be excellent opportunity lots.

Early items to include: Large collections of Colt Single Action Army SAA parts, Colt 1911 Parts, Hundreds of Gun Magazines, Hundreds of stocks, Military Swords, Bayonets, Antique Ammo, Surplus Ammo, WWII Guns, WWI Guns, LOTS OF CIVIL WAR GUNS, Including Burnside Carbines, Sharps Carbines, a four-digit M1 Garand (Very nice), Smiths Patent, Kentucky Rifles, Lots of Muskets, Antique Pistols, racks full of Arisaka Rifles, German Rifles, Nazi and US WWII Guns, Firearms Dealer Advertising, Dealer, Catalogs, Paper, Ephemera, posters, banners, thermometers, Lots of smalls, Schuetzen Rifles, Rare Ammunition, Tons of Barrels for Rifles, Shotguns, Revolvers, and much more. We will update the listing prior to the sale.

AUCTION TERMS: This is a complete estate as we found it, and all items will be sold at absolute auction in one day. All items are as-is, where is, and all sales are final. There are no refunds or returns for any reason. IMMEDIATE REMOVAL: All lots must be sold and removed on the day of sale. BRING YOUR TRUCK! Buyers Premium is 18% with a 3% discount for check and cash. All payments are due day of sale. CT Sales tax applies. Unfortunately, due to the condition of the collection and the terms of sale, we will not be able to offer phone or absentee bidding for this auction.

Condition: This is a very large collection with hundreds of guns, and tens of thousands of parts. The collection was mostly stored in a basement and the condition reflects such storage. It was neglected over the last several years and many pieces show rust and have a musty smell.  


Phone: 203-710-0189

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