Machinery, Tools, Guns-Absolute Online Only Auction

by Ford Brothers, Inc.


July 25, 2017 Bidding Ends Tuesday, July 25th @ 6 p.m. Eastern


8841 S. Wilderness Rd. Livingston, KY


Online Only


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of Mr. J.C Griffin’s

Farm Machinery, SawMill, Tools, & Guns

Bidding Ends Tuesday, July 25th @ 6 p.m.

8841 S. Wilderness Rd. (Hwy 25) Livingston, KY


Directions: Take Hwy 25 South into Livingston, auction site is near the Livingston Pentecostal Church.  Auction signs are posted.

Mr. Griffin has quit farming and has decided to sell all of his equipment at absolute high dollar.

The following is a partial list to be sold: 

Guns:  Harrington & Richardson 12 ga. shotgun ~ Mossberg shotgun ~ Stoeger Inc. shotgun ~ Savage long rifle ~ Smith & Wesson 422 pistol

Equipment:  16’ dove tail trailer ~ 165 Ford F100 ~ Sears Foley Bell saw ~ Massey Ferguson 135 tractor ~ Ford 8N tractor ~ Farmall tractor ~ Frontier bush hog ~ Case skid steer ~ Farmall mowing machine ~ disc plows ~ hay forks ~ bottom plows ~ belly mower ~ hitch plow ~ corn planter ~ potato plow ~ tractor parts and much more!


Preview: Tuesday, July 18th & 25th from 3-6 p.m.

Pickup:  Wednesday, July 26th from 1-5 p.m. at 8841 S. Wilderness Rd., Livingston, KY.   Guns must be picked up at the Ford Brothers Mt. Vernon office at 135 US Hwy 25 South, Mt. Vernon.

Buyer’s Premium: A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the winning bid to determine the final sale price.

Terms: Payment due in full at time of pickup in the form of cash, check, Visa or MasterCard with an additional 3% processing fee ($3 minimum).


Sam Ford, Auctioneer

BUYER'S PREMIUM: A 10% Buyer's Premium will be added to winning bid to determine final sale price.

TERMS: Payment due in full at time of pickup in the form of cash, check, Visa or MasterCard with an additional 3% processing fee ($3 minimum).

Auction End Times:

Ford Brothers, Inc. On line Auctions are timed events and all bidding will close at specified time. Ford Brothers, Inc. Online Auctions also have an auto extend feature. If a bid is placed in the final 2 minutes of an auction, the close of the auction will be automatically extended 2 minutes from the time the bid was placed. Example: if an auction scheduled to close at 6:00 receives a bid at 5:59, the close time will automatically extend 6:01.The auto extend feature remains active until no further bids are received within a 2 minute time frame.

Staggered Closing: This online auction closes in intervals. Please check the auction announcements for detailed information regarding these intervals. This feature works great with the auto extend feature to closely emulate a live auction.

All property is sold in “AS IS” and “WHERE IS” condition. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! Bidder understands and agrees that no refunds, exchanges, adjustments, charge backs, etc., will be allowed. Property is available for inspection at specified times and it is the bidder's responsibility to determine condition. Bidder's failure to inspect any item or lot will not constitute grounds for any claim, refund, adjustment, charge back, etc.

All description information has been gathered from sources which we believe to be reliable but are not guaranteed. Auctioneer makes no warranty or guarantee of any kind with respect to condition, authenticity, provenance, source, condition, suitability for a particular purpose, etc. Auctioneer reserves the right to change, modify, delete any item or lot or description in the auction as may be necessary.

PAY/PICK UP DATE: Wednesday, July 26th from 1-5 p.m. Accepted methods of payment are cash, cashier's check, personal/business check, Visa, Mastercard (with a 3% processing fee, minimum of $3) or wire transfer. All fees incurred by wired transfers will be paid by the purchaser. All purchases that have not been paid by Wednesday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m. will automatically be charged to the credit card used at registration, with a 3% processing fee (minimum of $3).

Ford Brothers, Inc. absolutely DOES NOT provide shipping, shipping preparation or transportation services for any items larger than the size of largest U.S. Postal Service flat rate box. Removal of items, moving, packaging, loading, transporting, shipping and shipping preparation (on items larger than the above stated size) are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

All purchased items must be removed by the deadline stated above. Any items not removed by the deadline will, at Auctioneer's discretion, be discarded or resold with proceeds retained by Auctioneer. There will be NO REFUND to the purchaser for these forfeited items.

Shipping and shipping preparation on items that will fit into a US Postal Service flat rate box will be subject to the following charges: $5 processing and handling fee per box. The buyer shall pay all shipping fees prior to shipping. The shipping insurance is available through most shipping companies and would be the expense of the buyer (optional). Ford Brothers, Inc. and the sellers WILL NOT be liable for any lost or damaged packages.

ITEMS TRANSPORTED TO ANOTHER OFFICE: A $5 per lot fee will be charged for any items transported from an on-site auction location to a Ford Brothers’ auction office. Items weighing more than 100 pounds or larger than 24 inches x 24 inches x 48 inches will not be shipped by Ford Brothers to any location. Transported items must be paid for according to the terms of the auction and will be transported at Ford Brothers’ earliest convenience. Buyers MAY NOT waive payment until their items are transported.

SALES TAX: Kentucky Sales Tax (6%) will be added to the sale price. Dealers or other exempt parties must provide proper documentation to Auctioneer before bidding.

SERVER & SOFTWARE TECHNICAL ISSUES: In the event there are technical difficulties related to the server, software or any other online auction-related technologies, Ford Brothers, Inc. reserves the right to extend bidding, continue the bidding, or close the bidding. NEITHER THE COMPANY PROVIDING THE SOFTWARE nor FORD BROTHERS, INC. SHALL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR A MISSED BID OR THE FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO FUNCTION PROPERLY FOR ANY REASON. Email notifications will be sent to registered bidders with updated information as deemed necessary by Ford Brothers, Inc.

Any dispute between Ford Brothers, Inc., its Agents or Representatives and the Buyer(s) will be tried in a court of jurisdiction in Laurel County, Kentucky. By bidding on the property, buyer agrees to all terms and conditions set forth.

Agency: Ford Brothers, Inc.' Agents and Representatives are agents of the Seller. Buyer and or Bidder agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Ford Brothers, Inc. and its Agents and its Representatives from any and all claims, damages or suits including but not limited to awards, judgments, costs, fees, etc.

Ford Brothers, Inc., reserves the right to alter this agreement at any time. This will take place by updating this site. Please check back and review these terms as every time you use this site you are agreeing to the terms as they are written at that time.

Auction company employees and/or auction company may bid on and purchase auction items.

BIDDER DEFAULT: Failure to complete a purchase is illegal and will result in one or more of the following (1) prosecution (2) loss of bidding privileges for Ford Brothers and all other MarkNet auctions.

If a bidder at any time feels his/her username, password or bidder number has been compromised due to lack of security by the bidder, notify Auctioneer immediately.

For additional information, contact Ford Brothers, Inc. Auctioneers at 1-800-435-5454.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE in regard to all auction terms.





An individual who is at least 18 years of age may purchase firearms and ammunition for rifles or shotguns. However, for firearms other than rifles and shotguns and ammunition for such other guns, the minimum age requirement is 21 years.


A bidder must be a legal resident of the United States to bid on firearms.

SALES TO NON-KENTUCKY RESIDNETS: Out-of-state bidders of guns may bid on firearms so long as they comply with the laws of their state. Ford Brothers, Inc. may conduct over-the-counter transactions of rifles or shotguns with non-residents who come to our Somerset, Kentucky office location and complete the correct paperwork and background check. We WILL NOT make over-the-counter transactions of handguns (or any other firearm other than a shotgun or rifle) to a non-Kentucky resident. However, Ford Brothers, Inc. may ship guns to another FFL in your state where that Licensee will take responsibility for transferring your firearm to you. We cannot ship guns to individuals.

COST OF SHIPPING FIREARMS TO ANOTHER FFL: The purchaser of firearms that must be shipped to another FFL is responsible for the cost of shipping and handling of those firearms.


Individuals who hold the winning bid on guns will have to complete a Firearms Transaction Record Part I – Over-the-Counter form in the presence of Ford Brothers, Inc. staff at our 1406 South Highway 27, Somerset, Kentucky location and have a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check performed over the telephone at same time before taking possession of those guns. If you hold an active Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons license, you will not need to complete a background check but will need to complete a Firearms

Transaction Record Part I – Over-the-Counter form as specified above.


Make sure that you are eligible to own firearms before bidding.

As an FFL, Ford Brothers, Inc. is required to stop the transaction of a firearm if information provided by the purchaser in the Firearms Transaction Record gives us reason to believe that a person is prohibited from the purchase of firearms. In this case, we will stop the transaction process and NOT proceed with the NICS background check. If the outcome of a bidder’s NICS background check does not allow us to proceed with the transfer of the firearm to that bidder, the bidder is still responsible for payment of the firearm which he/she was the high bidder on. Again, make sure you are eligible to own firearms before bidding.

If a NICS background check results in a “Proceed” response, Ford Brothers, Inc. will transfer the firearm(s) directly to the person whom the NICS check was performed on. Ford Brothers, Inc. WILL NOT give the firearm(s) to a spouse, relative, or any other individual.

If a NICS background check results in a “Deny” response, the bidder will still be responsible for payment of their firearms purchase as outlined in the terms of this auction. The NICS system is a descriptor-based name search and it is possible for purchasers to be erroneously denied. We will provide a purchaser who feels he/she has been erroneously denied with information on the appeals process.

* If a bidder is found ineligible to continue their firearm purchase, the gun will become the property of Ford Brothers, Inc. Said firearm will be resold at a future date at Ford Brothers, Inc.’s discretion and the purchaser be refunded 75% of their original purchase price.

If a NICS background check results in a “Delay” response, the bidder will still be responsible for payment of their firearms purchase as outlined in the terms of this auction. Again, the NICS system is a descriptor-based name search and sometimes time is needed to differentiate the true purchaser from other individuals with the same name, etc. If no further response is received by Ford Brothers, Inc., the firearm may be transferred after 5 business days.


Be advised that it is illegal to make a “straw purchase” of a firearm. A straw purchase is when the actual buyer of a firearm uses another person to execute the paperwork necessary to purchase a firearm from an FFL. If Ford Brothers, Inc. has reason to believe that a bidder has made a straw purchase, the bidder will be held responsible for payment of his/her bids and will NOT receive the firearm.

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