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Native American Antiques898 of 1424Really Exceptional set of Chaps, Used in Powder river area Wyomingartifact
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Posted 5 years ago


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The Rifle case is 42 inches long the Buffalo hide fringe hangs down 50 inches, almost immaculate condition. If you look closely you will see it was designed to encase a lever-action rifle.. My expert in Guns says most probably a Winchester 1876 .45-75 caliber.


  1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    WOW is right !!!!!!!!!!!! This is stunning . I love it ! Great Grandpa had some wonderful things in his trunk . Awesome
  2. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Fantastic!! what a beautiful, amazing thing a work of art! it....:-)
  3. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 5 years ago
    Wow Wow WOW is that sure nice! So beautiful and just think about the hours it took the artist to do all the beadwork. I am sooooo jealous of you right now :)
  4. mingmt, 5 years ago
    it probably for a henry rifle and its CROW
  5. mingmt, 5 years ago
    With split tongues your mocs you posted earlier are likely SIOUX ....however the beaded design going up the back heel seam in the opposite direction and the two colors of pinked trade cloth on the cuffs is a shoshone/bannock /plateau trait perhaps they could be Northern arapaho .....hummm a mystery???if could see how they were constricted i might be able to better which tribe made them
  6. mingmt, 5 years ago
    I have a rifle case in my collection that was probably made by the same lady, it has very similar designs ,it was collected as crow
  7. froggymorton froggymorton, 4 years ago
    Thanks Everyone for the comments. After taking the case to a museum curator, The case was identified as Cayuse-Canadian north Bands. Still fetched a pretty penny.
    The Great Grandpa spoken of here obtained it in the Powder river country in Wyoming.

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