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    Remington-Keene "Frontier Model" Indian Police Carbine. 24 1/2-inch barrels. Blued finish with casehardened hammer. Iron mountings present. A walnut straight stock is present. Carbine style barrel band near muzzle. Top of breech marked "E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION N.Y. / PATENT FEB. 24 MARCH 17, 1874 JAN, 18 / SEPT. 26, 1876. MAR. 20. JUL. 31. 77". This gun is also called the Frontier model based on the markings for the U.S. Department of Interior and various inspector marks. Gun is marked on the left side of the frame "U.S.I.D. 109" (United States Indian Department) and also "PR / 34" (Pine Ridge Agency policeman number 34, identified as the Oglala Little Chief) to the upper tang. These markings indicate it was made for the U.S. Dept of Interior for arming Indian Police 1880-1881. Flayderman's Guide states quantity estimated 620 to 800, but more recent research suggest likely under 500. HN [Henry Nettleton] inspector marks are visible to the left side of barrel near breech and on the breech. Associated leather sling is attached to the rifle.

    Condition: Fair to good as configured. Barrel retains some of the bluing, mostly to the magazine tube. Barrel more of a mottled grey patina with areas of bluing. A few dents are present to magazine tube. Breech area with moderate to heavy wear. Stock with various dings, scratches and dents. 2-inch period wood repair to bottom of forearm. Moderate crack to left side of stock extending close to triggerguard to breech area. Action good. Bore dark, rifling visible.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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