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Thread: What do you think it's worth? A Colt from the Little Big Horn

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexHill View Post
    The Little Big Horn Colt went for $763,000.

    Mack wasn't far off with his half mill estimate.
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    No indication if it had been forensically matched to samples from the battlefield, or did I miss it?
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    Pretty detailed video on the provenance of that SAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST911 View Post
    No indication if it had been forensically matched to samples from the battlefield, or did I miss it?
    Not exactly, historical records in the opinion of an expert "strongly indicate" it would have been present but actual provenance is a family who brought it to a gun store with a story that "in Indian gave it to our grandfather and he got it off the battle field." Gun is original config, but honestly there is nothing actually linking it to the battle other than "could be."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Not exactly, historical records in the opinion of an expert "strongly indicate" it would have been present but actual provenance is a family who brought it to a gun store with a story that "in Indian gave it to our grandfather and he got it off the battle field." Gun is original config, but honestly there is nothing actually linking it to the battle other than "could be."
    I would add that there was an archeological dig done on the battlefield back in the 1990's and a Colt frame with a serial number one digit after the one in the auction was recovered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexHill View Post
    I would add that there was an archeological dig done on the battlefield back in the 1990's and a Colt frame with a serial number one digit after the one in the auction was recovered.
    And I believe THAT one was involved. The one auctioned is still something of a "maybe." I try and learn from things like all the Wyatt Earp personal firearms that were sold after his death.
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    The method of an armory issuing those revolvers in lots is very strongly indicative that 4552 was at the battle.

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