Magnificent, Historical & Documented Little Bighorn Sharps, New...
Item # 4031
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Started 2019-04-26 00:00:00
Ended 2019-06-01 03:03:33

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Magnificent, Historical & Documented Little Bighorn Sharps, New Model SRC, Indian Wars Conversion, 50-70 caliber, MFG. Antique, SN: C1017, The rifle carries an interesting history as it was once a U.S. Cavalry issued carbine showing wear evidence on the left side of stock of the cavalry sling that wrapped the stock about 4'' above the buttplate. These guns were decommissioned from the cavalry & surplus sold. Guns of this type were then often traded or sold to the Indian for their gold by unscrupulous gun runners of their day. The gun came into possession of Little Bighorn warrior Horse Bear who personally marked his ownership of it. The carbine is covered with Indian Togia markings which tell the history & prominence of the carbine. It comes with a letter from Wendell Grangaard, of The Guns of History, Inc., who examined the carbine, identifying & translating the Togia marking found on the stock, despite it being fairly heavily sanded & refinished. In the accompanying photos, he identifies in several location the marks of warrior ''Horse Bear'' & his war band ''Chief Hump's Eat No Dogs''. He also identifies the markings ''Battle Greasy Grass'', which was the Indian term for the battle at Little Bighorn, & the marking ''Kill Many''. Accompanying documents list both Horse bear & Chief Hump among the Indian worriors who indeed fought at Little Bighorn. In addition are documents telling some of the additional history of these men before, during the Indian wars & after. Wood stocks are very good, original & solid, as once sanded & refinished. Metal finish is an even brown/gray patina showing all the marks & wear of its cavalry & Indian wars' heritage. Crisp action & very good+ bore with strong rifling. No saddle ring, standard front & elevator rear sights. An incredible, very rare & important piece in the history of our country. Museum quality & highly collectible artifact amongst Indian wars & specifically, little Bighorn collectors. Gun comes with a copy of the book ''Documening The Weapons Used At The Little Bighorn'' by leading expert of Togia symbols, Wendell Grangaard. The bottom three pictures on internet have had the Togia marking over-traced in pen to aid with identification purposes for the auction but THE GUN HAS NO PEN MARKINGS AT ALL, JUST ON THE PHOTOS! Antique No FFL Req. - Value: 6000 to 12500

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Magnificent, Historical & Documented Little Bighorn Sharps, New...
Item # 4031
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