It’s #ThrowbackThursday and with everyone looking up at the sky this week, we thought we’d share this shot of a sunburst taken over the Tumco historic town site. The Rigg’s house is one of the few remaining structures of an early 19th century gold mining town. This ghost town is located in the Cargo Muchacho Mountains, just east of BLM’s Imperial Sand Dunes, California. http://ow.ly/vTr41
Photo: David Zielinski
Springfield Model 1875 Officers Model trapdoor rifle.
Estimated Value: $14,000 - $22,500
Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle formerly owned by Hunkpapa Lakota Chief Sitting Bull.
The rifle was later bequeathed Dr. Nicholas Senn, personal physician to Sitting Bill in his later years.
Sold at Auction: $87,750
- Dated: early 20th Century
- Culture: Chinese
- Measurements: length 90.5 cm
The sword has a slightly curved, single-edged, damask blade, with a double groove, engraved with the effigy of a dragon on a face and ideograms on the other. It features a flat, brass hilt of lobed shape with relieved border, decorated with bas-relieved floral motifs en suite with all other mounts. The grip is black, made of wood while the wooden scabbard comes with mounts decorated en suite.
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Custom engraved Merwin and Hulbert Co. single action revolver with carved ivory grips.
Estimated Value: $9,000 - $15,000
An engraved Scottish pistol signed “Murdock”, late 18th century.
Estimated Value: $6,000 - $8,000