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GENERAL CUSTER’S REVOLVER GOES TO AUCTION

LAS VEGAS, December 20, 2022

The Guns of History Auction is set for January 19 th , 20 th , and 21 st at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas.

Included in the extensive collection of firearms and other battle artifacts going to auction is one of the two white-handled revolvers General Custer took into the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

One of the worst American military disasters and the biggest victory for the Plains Indians in US history, the Battle of the Little Bighorn was at most a two hour battle on June 25, 1876. General George Armstrong Custer, unaware of the number of Indians he would face in the battle, cost more than 200 American soldiers their lives that day, including his own.

For 60 years Wendell Grangaard has gathered oral and written histories of hundreds of items he has collected. General Custer carried a pair of nickel plated .455 caliber Webley Bulldog revolvers into the battle and this is one of them. Custer’s name is engraved on the bottom of the handle and has been authenticated by several appraisers and firearm experts. This revolver is more than 150 years old.

The auction is detailed at www.gunsofhistoryauction.com and will be conducted by Lovig Auction Group (NFT) Ltd., Las Vegas, NV.

For more information, contact: [email protected] or 778.699.2097

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