Dakota Plains Auctions wraps up their auction year with a 2 day auction on December 28th and 29th, 2018. Over 670 lots will come through the auction block for live bidding. Included are firearms, cowboy collectibles, chaps, saddles, spurs, boots, hats, beadwork and more. There is also a selection of artwork, antique advertising, glassware and furnishings, and many more great antiques for any collector. Register early to beat the rush and get in bids as soon as possible.
Day 1 highlights a Henry Barmit .17 HMR rifle at Lot 53. This is a lever action rifle with a 19 inch barrel and remains in “fine as new” condition. It even includes the original box. The serial number is V048918H and it is estimated in value of $350 to $475.
Lot 67 is a beautiful fringed leather holster with factory engraved Eastern Arms and a .32 cal revolver. The action in functioning and it shows gray brown overall patina. This great value has a a pair of beautiful photos to view in the online catalog. Bidding starts at only $100 in the online catalog.
Lot 446 is the most valuable rifle of the sale and is a must by for collectors of Winchesters. This is a rare special order factory engraved model deluxe 1876. Opening for bidding at $10000, the full description in the catalog is as follows:
” .50-95 Express rifle with Montana history. Mfg’d 1882, rifle features rare cross checked matted barrel 26″ long, factory $2.50 cent engraving to for end, hammer and lever, 4X fancy grain walnut stock, H style checkering, pistolgrip with shotgun butt and rubber plate, case hardened receiver, all confirmed by Winchester letter. Overall untouched good to very good the barrel displays 75-80% thinning blue, mag tube gray turning to brown, for end cap silvery gray with hints of muted case color, receiver bright toned silver to gray with rainbow colors under the lever, hammer and lever with hints of muted color. Original dust cover intact showing plum brown to gray with Winchester Express 50 CAL 95GRS designation. Forend remains very good, factory checkering is smooth, rear stock with ebony inlet on pistol grip cap, very early period repair is evident (see photo) between pistol grip and butt, original rubber plate intact, both unsanded with excellent wood to metal fit. All markings and engraving remain sharp, including caliber designation on barre, and lifter block, lower left inside tang stamped XXXX. Mechanically excellent with firm and tight action, good bore.”
The auction kicks off for live bidding on Friday night December 28th at 5:30 PM Mountain Time, and again on Saturday the 29th at 10AM Mountain Time; presented by Dakota Plains Auctions. They will present a live audio and video feed to give the worldwide audience of bidders a great part in the auction day. Absentee bidding is currently happening, and registrations are open. Dakota Plains Auctions will be happy to answer any questions about the online catalog via telephone or email.