Custer’s Indian scout’s rifle to be auctioned

August 12, 2009

This rifle was owned by White Man Runs Him, General George
A. Custer’s scout at the Battle of Little Big Horn. It is hand
decorated with Native American symbols and is 47 inches long.
It carries a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000.

ESSEX, Mass. — A rare rifle owned by Gen. Custer’s scout will be offered by Kaminski Auctions during a two day auction next week. The two-day event features antiques, fine art, collectibles and maritime memorabilia from estates spanning Massachusetts to Kaminski’s second location in California.

The rifle was originally owned by White Man Runs Him, General George A. Custer’s famous Crow scout at the Battle of Little Big Horn (June 25, 1876). Custer’s scout adorned the rifle with cultural symbols and regarded it as sacred, often using it in tribal ceremonies. It measures 47 inches in length. It is expected to hammer down between $15,000-$25,000.

The auction takes place Aug. 22-23 next to the Windward Grille at 109 Eastern Ave. in Essex, Mass. Bidding will commence at 10 a.m. EST each day. 



GR Tower British Sea Service pistol

Other firearms offered include a GR Tower British Sea Service pistol #8863, (9" barrel, 15 1/2" l overall) with minor corrosion. Includes ramrod. Est: $1,000-$2,000

830s/1840s India rifle

Also, a circa 1830s/1840s India rifle with engraving and inlay (61 3/4" l). Est: $600-900

For more information, visit www.KaminskiAuctions.com or call 978-927-2223.

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The White Man Runs Him rifle comes with case and documentation

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