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    I think you are on to something very intriguing. It's suggestive of depth, height and position... Look forward to reading more about your Custer Range Colt.

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    Thank you Wellington. The plan is for an article in the Rampant Colt sometime next spring or sooner. I have the rough draft ready and after my consultation with John Kopec yesterday, every anomaly concerning the mismatched parts had a reason. John is very inclined to offer ideas on why and how parts get swapped out, based on the information he has collected over fifty years. When he said the grip number had been on a gun shipped in December of 76, which post dates the battle, I was a little deflated until he said with a laugh that the Indians swapped parts all the time to make a usable gun. I guess he's seen much of this. I found out that during his younger days, he traveled a lot to known battle sites, reservations and trading posts, in the states and Canada. Somewhere I have a photo of him with his collection in 1980, I'll post it. So, with his confidence in this gun, it will make a good article subject.

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    What a great piece of history, I would love to have this revolver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfmuch View Post
    What a great piece of history, I would love to have this revolver.
    Generous offers always considered.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jplower View Post
    Generous offers always considered.....

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    So what is a fair price for this one?

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    It's a nice looking gun for sure. I would not try to interpret the markings from a layman's eyes. I would find an expert on Sioux and other Indian tribe symbology, and see what they think it means. I also think it's been there a long time....but would not necessarily ascribe it to Native Americans. It could have been put on by anyone the past 140 years.

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    Truculent this morning are we Fair market value to a Colt forum member. I don't put any stock in the pictograph theory. The pictographs you posted and research along the same lines are part of my reasoning. "...the "teepee" and the two curved tops of wiki-ups..." in the same place/same time are different Native American Cultures and unusual in itself. I'd want to see everything found for pictographs attributed to White Bull. I do think it is a very nice Colt as is without the speculation.

    I also admire Dave's research and technical skills rebuilding these guns.
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    Dave, that's a very nice Cavalry model from Lot #5. Though I'm skeptical about the Indians swapping stocks, my question regarding the image on the stocks is this. Are there any other verified, extant examples of this kind of decoration?
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    #4908 is certainly a sweet Cavalry!

    I avoided responding until now, because, without a doubt, jplower is one of the most knowledgeable individuals out there with regards to SAA revolvers--far more knowledgeable than I! Having said that, I believe the 'pictograph of an Indian village' to be a bit of a stretch, unless other examples, with documentation, are out there, or at least documentation that is contemporary to the times can be provided. Otherwise, it is mostly speculation, as much as I want the story to be true.

    To me, it looks like the gun might have been laying on a desk or other flat surface and the grips might have absorbed some of the contents of a bottle of India ink.
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    I think some imagination to be able to see an Indian village there,...just saying!........................................... ...............M*


 
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