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Custer overlooks the massacre and mutilation of Lt. Lyman Kidder and his detachment. "Custer's scout, William Comstock, believed Kidder might have escaped had he heeded the advice of his own scout. (Picture courtesy of Wheeler)

Tortured By Indians – Scout Robert Pilson

Among all the revolvers, war trophies, lever actions, and antiques is a curious, small photo. It is of a sturdy man posing in a portrait studio with rifle present and revolver on his hip…

Winchester Model 1873 One of One Thousand Rifle

Winchesters Rifles You Don’t Want to Miss

Rock Island Auction Company is proud to continue the 2012 auction season with our September 7th, 8th & 9th Premiere Sale, which includes a beautiful array of antique Winchester lever action rifles…

Revolutionary War Era Prussian Flintlock Musket

Arming the American Revolution

With the citizen militia providing their own personal arms, it’s feasible that any gun in the 13 Colonies could have been called into service. Proving it remains the challenge for collectors…