Monday, June 24, 2024

Reata Pass Auctions 2024 Auction: Original Kentucky Rifle used by Fess Parker


In his role as Davy Crockett in the iconic television series and film by Disney. This rifle was made circa 1820-1830's in Reading, Pennsylvania area. It is signed with two fancy illegible makers initials at rear of barrel and shows a James Golcher lock. The reverse at breech end of barrel is marked "S" denoting rental by Stembridge Gun Arsenal. Also used in the "Last Command" by Arthur Honnicutt as Davy Crockett at The Alamo. Further use by Fred McMurray as Meriwether Lewis in the "Far Horizons" (1955), Mike M. Azurki as Big Foot Mason IV Everglades Sequence in "King of Wild Frontier" and other Golden Age productions not identified Stembridge #520 Listed in the sale by Little Johns of the Stembridge Arsenal Collection Lot #85 in 2007. The rifle has seen studio repairs and alterations to the pan, replacement of the side plate with sheet brass, browning to the metal, brass wedges replaced to secure the barrel, some wood repairs as well. Fair to Good condition. (NRA Antique Gun Condition.) NVSN Provenance - Stembridge Gun Arsenal (Founded in 1919 on Paramount Lot) Little John's Antique Arms & Auction Service 2007 Joseph P Musso - John R. Gangel, 2022 Antique Rifle +++ Display Items Included

SOLD: $26,000. plus buyer's premium and applicable fees & taxes.

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