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       ers: A Continuing Study...”, litia, all prior to 1895.
 LOT 122
“Pre-1895” New York State Militia Issued R.A.C. Inspected U.S. Colt Cavalry Model Single Action Army
Revolver - Serial no. 133930, 45 Long Colt cal., 7 1/2 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Manufactured in 1890, this is a solid representative example of a rare “pre-1895” New York State
Militia issued U.S. Colt Cavalry Model Single Action Army. These New York issued Cavalry Models were the exact same model as those issued to cavalry units serving on the Western Frontier and made legendary by the gunslingers and lawmen of
the Wild West. According to Kopec and Fenn on p. 127-129 of “Colt Cavalry and Artillery Revolv
there were only 420 standard configuration Cavalry Model revolvers issued to the New York Mi
The authors note than many of those original 420 revolvers were refurbished and altered to Artillery Models, before being subsequently
reissued in a lot of 800 revolvers back to New York in 1895. It is unknown how many of the “Pre-1895” New York revolvers remain in
their Cavalry configuration with all matching serialized parts, but the number is certainly small. The barrel is marked with the standard
one-line address, while the three-line patent dates followed by “U.S.” is on the left of the frame. “R.A.C.” Rinaldo A. Carr inspector marks are on the frame, cylinder, barrel, and bottom of the grip, with “K” inspector’s markings on the butt and trigger guard. Matching serial numbers are on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard, butt, cylinder (“3930”), and barrel (“3930”). The left side of the grip is stamped “1890” and has
an “LEB” cartouche, while the right has an “RAC” cartouche, “2/N.Y.” in crossed pennants, and “56”, all markings of the 2nd Brigade Signal Corp of the New York State Militia as detailed on p. 136 of the previously
mentioned book. Additional markings on the butt include “2/SC/56”, also signal corps markings. The revolver otherwise has standard features and remains in its cavalry model configuration, making it an incredibly scarce variation of U.S. Single Action Army revolver.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 95% plus of the period refinished blue overall with some light edge wear, scattered light handling marks, and the markings remaining crisp, having the look of a well-traveled Peacemaker. The grip is very fine with some scattered minor handling marks and chips, and most of the U.S. and New York markings remaining crisp. Mechanically excellent. An opportunity to add a rare U.S. Single Action Army variation to your collection!
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
    LOT 123
Attractive Tooled Western Saddle, Tooled Miles City Saddlery Co. Black Woolly Angora Chaps, and Rope - The saddle has basket weave and floral tooling, “H/V” cut into the leather on the left rear of the skirt above an oval maker’s mark (lettering unclear), and “101” at the front left of the skirt. The black angora woolly chaps have an oval “MILES CITY SADDLERY CO./ MAKERS/MILES CITY MONT.” maker’s mark and primarily basket weave tooling on the belt. A braided rope, blanket, and wooden saddle stand are also included. CONDITION: All fine to very fine with minor wear overall, including some stress marks on the leather. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 124
“Coming Thru The Rye” Bronze by Fredric Remington - This sculpture depicts four
cowboys on horseback in a state of great jubilation. The expressions of each cowboy show
them shouting and hollering with their revolvers unholstered and in hand. The extreme detail
of the piece allows for one to imagine them excitedly urging their horses to carry them faster
to the nearest town. It is easy to envision them firing their revolvers in the
air to announce their arrival, before trading their hard earned money for
some rye whiskey. Originally, Remington designed this sculpture with only
five of the horses combined sixteen feet on the ground but eventually settled
for six feet on the ground because doing so “made it much better with the foot
on the ground.”The brilliance of the artist is on display with the far left horse
being completely suspended in the air through its attachment to the horse beside
it. The piece is covered in fantastic details, from the bronze ribbon rider’s crops,
to the bronze wire tack on the horses, to the freely spinning rowels on the spurs
of the cowboys, it is truly incredible. Frederic Remington’s signature is on top of the
base on the front right corner, and the side of the right rear corner of the base is
very discreetly stamped “2-10”. The bronze stands on a marble base with plaque
bronze measures 28 inches x 22 inches x 30 inches.
Includes a wheeled metal riser.
CONDITION: Excellent overall, with limited storage and handling marks. The
bronze displays an attractive patina.
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000
LOT 125
“Broken Treaty” Bronze by Mark Hopkins
- This bronze by artist Mark Hopkins shows
the sentiment of the abundant broken treaties the Native Americans
repeatedly received from the American government. The bronze depicts
three Native Americans with the wind whipping their shawls, likely in
reference to the harsh conditions of the Trail of Tears. The trio is being led by
an older man with two feathers in his hair and clutching his outer most layer to
himself tightly. The other two depicted are likely a couple with the man wrapping his arm
around a woman to keep her close while keeping his hand on the shoulder of the leader.
His other arm seems to be reaching out for the blowing end of his shawl. The trio is only shown
only from the shoulders up with the older man connecting the three to the base creating
a sense that he is what grounds them to this mortal plane, while also feeling that this is a
mere glimpse of the struggle that awaits them on their journey. The piece is signed on the
rear of the base “Mark Hopkins 93 187/450”.
CONDITION: Excellent, showing minimal storage and handling evidence and one slight spot of oxidation on the base. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000

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