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Parker SxS 16 Gauge

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The 16-gauge Parker Brothers Hammer shotgun once belonged to famed sharpshooter Annie Oakley.

By Simon Moya-Smith, Staff Writer, NBC News
A shotgun once owned by one of America's most famous Old West sharpshooters sold at auction Sunday in Dallas, Texas, for $293,000.

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A letter authenticating that the 16-gauge Parker Brothers Hammer shotgun once belonged to Annie Oakley.

Annie Oakley's "16-Gauge Parker Brothers Hammer shotgun" was sold by Heritage Auctions to an unidentified telephone buyer, auction house officials said. The new owner also procured several documents affirming the weapon's authenticity, as well as its scabbard.
"If you wanted to own an Annie Oakley artifact this is as good as it gets," Tom Slater, director of the Americana department at Heritage Auctions, told NBC News.
Born in 1860, by the late 19th century Oakley was performing as a sharpshooter with the famous Buffalo Bill's Wild West show — alongside Old West luminary Sitting Bull. Oakley became renowned nationwide for her prowess with a rifle.
The shotgun was consigned by Oakley's great grandniece, Slater said. A personal gold charm bracelet once owned by Oakley also went up for auction Sunday.
The bracelet sold for $250,000.

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A canvas field scabbard with two sleeves, one fitted for the barrels and one for the receiver and stock of the 16-gauge Parker Brothers Hammer shotgun once owned by Old West trick shooter Annie Oakley.
 

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Her charm bracelet made up of engraved gold coins (including one given her by Buffalo Bill) sold for $250,000. They were British gold sovereigns and U.S. gold coins.
 

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I shot with Kim at Triple B on Sunday.

Kim ran three 24's in the last seven days.

Way to go, Kim; I see a 25 in the very near future.

Dave
 

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The gun is a zero grade, zero frame 16. The factory letter on the gun is shown in the auction description. There is similar discussion on the PGCA forum and the doublegunshop forum. One of them has a link to the factory letter. The Heritage Auction site is a bit hard to navigate.
 

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Just an aside, I met the curator of Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park in the late 1980s. He was a collector of Buffalo Bill memorabilia. He has a few of Buffalo Bill’s guns in the office safe. He found the holster for his Buffalo Bill Revolver at a flea market of a garage sale. Interesting guy to talk to. I can’t remember if he had any of Anny Oakley things.
 

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Just an aside, I met the curator of Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park in the late 1980s. He was a collector of Buffalo Bill memorabilia. He has a few of Buffalo Bill’s guns in the office safe. He found the holster for his Buffalo Bill Revolver at a flea market of a garage sale. Interesting guy to talk to. I can’t remember if he had any of Anny Oakley things.
 
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