Prime 7th Cavalry Custer US Colt Single Action

The 8th Annual Deadwood Old West Firearms and Western Auction Coming on June 20th

Dakota Plains Auction is pleased to announce they are broadcasting their June 20th, 2015 auction live on with fully interactive live internet bidding. This is their 8th Annual Deadwood Old West Auction and has over 420 Lots up for grabs on auction day. This auction includes a North Dakota estate Colt firearms collection, Winchesters, Western frontier collectibles, Native American beadwork, Western Art, and much more. Absentee bidding is currently open in the online catalog on leading up to the live auction on Saturday the 20th.

A gorgeous saddle is up for auction at Lot 95. Here is a fine Porter square skirt saddle that is fully floral and carved in wonderful deep brown color. The saddle remains in near fine condition including the original lining and features a 14 ½” seat, a 4 ½” cantle, and a 3 ½” horn with engraved corner plates. This saddle is a must have and is estimated at $3500 to $4500 with an opening bid of $1750. Be sure to check out the array of photos in the online catalog.

As part of the selection of firearms in this sale is an outstanding Colt showing at Lot 163A. This is a prime 7th Calvary Custer US Colt single action revolver. This is a recent Texas find with a two page John Kopec letter. The revolver falls within several serial numbers of documented Battle of Big Horn revolvers and is a highly collectible and historical piece. The revolver remains in very good condition with period refinish. The action is good with good bore. Of further interest is the noted upside down US stamping on the frame. This antique is estimated to sell for $10000 – $12000. A detailed description and photos are online for convenient viewing before joining the auction.

The very next lot, 163B, is highly embellished Winchester 1873 44-40 with serial number 174096. Thie features elaborate period gold inlay in fine scrolling vine motif nicely executed to the barrel. Both front and rear walnut stocks are carved in a similar motif. The barrel displays a blue to plum color with light visible deep brown patina. The stocks remain very good and there are no visible cracks or repairs. This outstanding rifle is going to sell for the highest bidder and the opening bid is currently set at $6500.
This will be a fun and rewarding day to be part of the auction. The sale begins at 2PM Mountain Time live from South Dakota on Saturday January 20th, 2015. Full descriptions, photos, and all lots are available for viewing and registration online through

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