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Started 2020-07-30 00:00:00
Ended 2020-08-29 07:45:00

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RARE DOCUMENTED YELLOW BEAR REVOLVER used at the battel of The Little Big Horn, Smith & Wesson, Model 2, 32 Cal. Rim Fire, MFG: 1861-1874, Tip Up revolver, 6'' Octagon barrel. Yellow Bear was born in 1850 to Minneconjou Lakota Sioux parents. He fought at the Little Bighorn. The pistol in this lot comes with a letter from Wendell Grangaard, President of The Guns of History, INC. In it he says he talk at length with David Bald Eagle, White Bull's Grandson, about Yellow Bears step by step encounters at the Battle of Little Bighorn & the use of this S&W revolver. The pistol was then handed down to family members from generations to generations. Please read the full story attached in the photos below & also illustrates the Togia markings found on the revolver & leather holster. During Wendell Grangaard's Examination of the gun he discovered the Yellow Bear written twice in Togia on the right side of the action, along with the Togia mark of Minneconjou. This is shown on Illustration 1. Yellow Bear is written on the left side of the action and barrel, as shown on Illustration 2 & the bottom of the left grip, as shown on Illustration 4. Yellow Bear Minneconjou is found written on the bottom of the right grip, as shown on Illustration 3. On the holster, as shown on Illustration 5, he found a Togia message written on the inside of the flap, which states: ''gift - Metes - Yellow Bear - Minneconjou Heyota-rode with -Blackfeet-Hoop.''

CONDITION: The pistol has a shortened hammer which occurred when it was bullet struck from Yellow Bull's hand during the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The wood grips are very good with small chips to bottom, but otherwise solid. They have shrunk slightly as the metal is slightly proud to the wood. The metal has worn mostly silver with some cleaned rust pit scaring. The action is very smooth & appears to functions well. Bore is very good. Leather holster shows lots of wear, but fits the revolver very well. EXCEEDINGLY RARE HISTORICALLY DOCUMENTED REVOLVER that was at the Battle of Little Bighorn. No FFL Req. - Value: 10000 to 25000

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Item # 4016
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