Buffalo Bill's Remington revolver may bring $200,000 to Wild West auction
A Remington revolver owned by the legendary Buffalo Bill is to star at Heritage Auctions
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Tuesday 22 May 2012
Perhaps the most important gun owned by the legendary Buffalo Bill is to be sold through Heritage Auctions in its Legends of the Wild West sale on June 10.
The gun, a US civil war-era Remington New Model Army .44 percussion revolver, was used by William Cody, aka Buffalo Bill, in his days as a plainsman guiding America's frontier army during the Indian wars.
After receiving a medal of honour for his efforts in the wars, he went on to become one of the most famous Americans of the 19th century with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.
The gun comes with impeccable provenance; it will be accompanied at auction by Cody's personal business card in his position as judge advocate general of Wyoming, which bears the message: "To Charlie & Carrie Trego. This old Remington revolver. I carried and used for many years in Indian Wars and Buffalo killing. And it never failed me."
Charlie Trego was a close personal friend of Cody, who received the gun as a Christmas gift in 1906. The lot, which is estimated to sell for $200,000+, will also feature a vast array of correspondence between the two friends as well as a selection of photographs showing them together.
Paul Fraser Collectibles is just as confident in the provenance of our own stock items, that's why we provide a 120% investment guarantee.
We will be bringing you more news from the sale in the coming days, so make sure you check back regularly to avoid missing out.
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