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SN NSN. Cal. 50. This wonderful, old Plains rifle sat in some unknown museum with a heavily weathered tag which reads “THIS RIFLE WAS SURRENDERED BY THE SITTING BULL INDIANS AFTER THE CUSTER MASSACRE. THE STOCK HAS BEEN REPAIRED WITH…SIOUX INDIAN”. Portion of tag describing repair is missing, however it is obviously done with old screws, nails and rawhide, no doubt orig and contemporary to era. Once tacked around periphery, now only shafts and holes remain. Very similar Plains rifles are found pictured in Custer Battle Guns by John S. Dumont. Regardless, this is a no doubt a Plains Indian used rifle. CONDITION: Sound and solid as a relic. Iron pitted overall, uncleaned. Bbl is maker marked forward of sight, but is indiscernible due to rust. Stock has erosion on top comb. Bottom of buttplate broken a long time, well patinaed wood and brass. Stock has numerous small scuffs and blemishes, but overall a wonderful “as found” relic with orig pasted tag easily discerned. 50327-1 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2140

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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