The stick was only appraised for $1,400, but a bidding war brought the price up — a lot.
The rifle, Serial No. 1, was presented to Capt. H.W. Lawton for his capture of the Apache leader Geronimo in 1886.
Sheep hunting is always an expensive pursuit. The bid for this Montana hunt isn’t even the highest recorded.
The annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is this weekend, with a special decoy auction to be held by Copley Fine Art Auctions.
The Guyette & Deeter Auction Firm will feature decoys, paintings, and other collectibles at a special event in Charleston, South Carolina.