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    Albert E. Sigal: An Amazing Set from an Identified Cowboy with a Colt Single Action, Parker Double Barrel, Remington Rifle, Winchester 94, his Heiser Saddle, his Tools, and his Leather. Original Photo and Historical Research Included. Albert Edward Sigal was a working cowboy from the 1910s to the 1930s. Born in Tucson, Arizona, he lived also in Texas, New Mexico, and California. A detailed dossier of biographical information about Sigal accompanies this lot. This group was obtained from family members. A rarely-encountered collection of all the "tools of the trade" from a cowboy. Items included, as follows:

    Colt Single Action Revolver. Serial No. 144117 (all matching), .41 caliber, 4¾-inch barrel with front blade sight. Two-line Hartford address and two-line patent date. Checkered brown hard rubber grips with Rampant Colt logo. The name "ALBERT SIGAL" was inscribed on the underside of the grips & "AS" on the metal frame; the prior owners name is scratched out. Condition: Good. Finish worn to a silver patina with very small areas of bluing. Action is crisp. Bore is bright. Includes a letter of authenticity (with transmittal envelope) from Colt stating the date of shipment as January 14, 1892. See website for image of this letter.

    Leather Pistol Holster with Cartridge Belt. The name "Albert E. Sigal" is embossed into the holster.

    Parker Bros. Double Barrel Shotgun. Serial No. NVSN, 10-gauge, 24-inch barrels with smooth rib and front bead sight. Smooth walnut fore-end and stock, checkered straight grip. Condition: Good. Finish worn to a brownish grey patina with scattered pitting. Stock with light wear, "AS" engraved to the right side. Bores are bright. Includes a letter of authenticity (with transmittal envelope) from Parker Gun stating the date of shipment as July 6, 1877. See website for image of this letter.

    Remington Pump Action Rifle. Serial No. 117591, .22 caliber, 21½-inch barrel with front and rear sights. Walnut straight grip stock and grooved forearm. Condition: Good. Finish worn to a plum grey patina with scattered pitting throughout. Stock and forearm with nicks and scratches from wear. "AL" engraved to left side of stock. Three noticeable chips to buttplate. Bore is bright.

    Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine. Serial No. 487100. .30 W.C.F. caliber, 20-inch barrel with front and rear sights. Smooth straight grip walnut stock and forearm. Manufactured in 1908. Condition: Good. Finish worn to a grey patina with very few spots of original finish. Scattered pitting throughout. Stock with nicks and scratches from wear, "AS" engraved on right side. Minor wood missing from stock on each side of tang. Bore is bright.

    Leather Rifle Saddle Scabbard. Overall length 32", with the initials "AS" hand-punched into the side.

    Leather Saddle Water Canteen. Overall dimensions 10.5" x 17.5" with strap and original wooden stopper.

    Leather Lariat.

    Heiser Saddle.

    Miller 4X Felt Cowboy Hat. Marked on the sweatband: "Miller/ Denver Colo./ Fine Hats", "Four X Quality", and "Leak-Proof/ and/ Sweat-Proof" with the initials "AS" hand-punched.

    Pair Tooled Leather Wrist Cuffs. Decorative blindstamped design around both ends with brass studs in a star design on both. 6.5" long with adjustment strap at wrists.

    Pair Leather Chaps. Full length with pouch on each leg. Well worn.

    Pair Tooled Leather Boot Spurs. Basketweave-design adjustable spur straps with plated copper buckles, 5-star rowels.

    Hatchet. Made by Buffalo Hammer Co. as marked on blade. "AL" hand-carved into handle. Hammer head. Overall 6.5" x 13.5".

    Wrought Iron Branding Iron. Dated 1918, 21" long.

    Skinning Knives. Group of four, all wooden-handled. 9.5" to 11" in length. Each has "AL" hand-carved into end of handle.

    Brass Compass with Leather Case. On cartridge belt mentioned above. Army Corps of Engineers model, dated 1918.

    American Waltham Pocket Watch with Chain. Large 2.25" diameter open-face watch with engraved train engine on back of the Philadelphia Watch Case Company "Silverode" case. Based on 5955630 serial number on "Safety Pinion" movement, this watch was manufactured in 1893. Not tested.

    Also, a fine Albert E. Sigal carte de visite photograph, a full bag of R. J. Reynolds cigarette tobacco, and a box of Vulcan Tidaholm wood matches. Included with this lot is a binder packed with detailed historical information and research about Sigel and the items in this group. An instant collection. Perfect for display.

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