clearly period and in the style of master engraver Louis D. Nimschke. The gun retains 50% of what is, unquestionably, the original period nickel finish; a wonderful gun that is oozing with character, doubtless steeped in history, and worthy of diligent research.
Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Documentation Associating it with Texas Ranger Amzy Putman, #332149 Matching, Manufactured 1916:
The gun is accompanied by the original 8½" x 11" State of Texas "Warrant of Authority and Descriptive List" for Putman as a Private in "Company C, Ranger Force, State of Texas" dated December 19, 1919, which has always been with the gun. Putman is described as 6' tall, 23 years old and a "Ranchman" who was enlisted in Laredo, Texas by Capt. W. M. Ryan, who also signed the document as Captain of Company C.
An extremely rare and historically important US M1873 .45-70 Saddle Ring Cavalry Carbine #1167 with Provenance to the 3rd U.S. Cavalry:
One of the lowest serial numbers known to exist, this gun was turned in to the Cheyenne Ordnance Dept, Wyoming, July 12, 1879 by Maj. A. W. Evans, 3rd U.S. Cavalry. This information is contained in a report by Lt. W. B. Weir of the Ordnance Dept. sent to the Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory, describing damage done to 46 Springfield carbines and 11 Springfield rifles that had been shipped to the armory for repair or salvage. It is interesting to note that Weir was killed in action against Ute Indians three months after filing this report. $8,365
Very Fine Late 17th to Early 18th Century German Wheelock Rifle:
A 33-3/8", .58 caliber rifle with deeply rifled bore, octagonal swamped barrel inlaid on the top in gold "J. O. CASPER. DILPP IN STAIN."
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