CINCINNATI — Cowan’s Auctions achieved more than $929,000 in its Frontier Firearms from the Lifetime Collection of Larry Ness auction on June 8. A Winchester 1st Model 1876 Rifle believed to have been taken from Sitting Bull’s cabin on the day of his death was the showstopper of the sale, emerging as the top lot of an auction that saw strong engagement throughout.

“We were truly honored that Mr. Ness, a lifelong collector in Frontier Firearms, trusted us with his lifetime collection,” shared Jay Krehbiel, CEO of Hindman and Cowan’s Auctions. “This auction held in our brand-new Cincinnati facility, once again reaffirms our continued commitment to the Arms, Armor, and Militaria category and the sale of historically significant firearms.”

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