One of the Greatest Historical Treasures of the American/Indian War Period to be Sold at Auction in Fairfield, Maine

Lot #1129, a Colt Single Action Army Sn 5773 Positively Proven to Have Been Used by One of Custer’s Men During the Infamous Battle of The Little Bighorn, estimated at $175,000-275,000.

“Because of its positive identification, and alteration-free status, this is the only complete and original Colt SAA positively used at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.”

On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, James D. Julia Auctioneers will be auctioning a great American treasure.  This is lot #1129, a Colt SA Army in original condition, positively proven to have been used by Custer’s men at the infamous Battle of the Little Bighorn. 

The Battle of the Little Bighorn, or Custer’s Last Stand, is unquestionably the most infamous battle between the U.S. Cavalry and the American Indians during the Indian War period.  General George Armstrong Custer, together with approximately 800 troopers, were part of the large contingent of cavalry sent into the field to find Chief Sitting Bull and his followers and to bring them back to the reservation.  Custer had distinguished himself in the Civil War by being a highly aggressive and successful commander in battle, and when he went into the field in June of 1876, he was determined to be the one to capture Sitting Bull. 

On the 25th of June, his scouts discovered a large Indian village on the banks of the Little Big Horn.  He assumed that the village comprised of Sitting Bull and his followers, which would probably include a matter of a few hundred braves. But unbeknownst to Custer, rather than a few hundred, there were literally thousands, made up of Northern Cheyenne, Lakota Sioux, and Arapaho Indians. Not knowing this, Custer divided his troops into 3 units and intended to attack the village…

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