How to Bid
· Call 513-871-1670 to register to bid via absentee, phone, or live in-person at our new Cincinnati Showroom!
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About the Auction
Cowan’s, a Hindman Company is pleased to offer Frontier Firearms from the Lifetime Collection of Larry Ness of Yankton, South Dakota.
Assembled over the course of nearly 50 years, the collection is one of the most comprehensive offerings of Native American used and related frontier era arms to ever come to market. More than 200 lots from this landmark collection will be sold at Cowan’s new Cincinnati office at 5030 Oaklawn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 on June 8th.
The sale contains firearms from the Battle of the Little Big Horn, including an Indian Captured 7th Cavalry US Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine (lot #215), a Relic Colt US Model 1873 Single Action Army With Possible Reno 7th Cavalry Association (Lot #218), firearms used by the US Interior Department’s Indian (Tribal) Police (Lots #219-223), and a Winchester Model 1876 Rifle attributed to Sitting Bull (lot #226). The sale also includes an impressive array of arms made for the Indian fur trade. Rifles from the Hudson’s Bay Company and the American Fur Company and others are well represented.
Also included is a nice selection of frontier arms from the great St. Louis makers of the Western Expansion period including Hawken (Lots #158-163 and Lot #193) and Dimick (Lots #164-166).
This sale offers a rare opportunity to acquire some of the most desirable firearms from American history.
Cowan’s would like to acknowledge Senior Consulting Specialist, Tim Prince, for cataloguing the Ness Collection.
Tim Carey Director, Arms & Armor
NEW Auction Location
5030 Oaklawn Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 10:00 am ET
Monday, June 6th, 9am-5pm
Tuesday, June 7th, 8am-4pm
Wednesday, June 8th ,8am-10am
Also by appointment
Buyer’s Premium 20%
Third party platforms will add an additional 3-4% to lots won on their sites
Wes Cowan | Eric Duncan | Danielle Linn
SHIPPING & PICKUPS
Cowan’s Cincinnati Office offers an in-house, full-service shipping department which is unparalleled in the auction industry. Shipping costs are provided with your finalized invoice 24-48 hours after auction. For furniture and oversized items, we recommend using third-party services. For more information, click HERE or contact email@example.com.
CALIFORNIA & NEW JERSEY BUYERS: Due to recent changes to California and New Jersey law, we require all firearms, whether modern or antique, be shipped to a licensed FFL dealer. Please plan accordingly.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please note that Cowan’s only ships firearms to a United States addresses regardless of antique status. It is the responsibility of the buyer to organize the export of their firearms to their country of residence. Cost of shipping to an exporter will be included on your invoice as the shipping cost, however the cost of exporting is solely the buyer’s responsibility.