VENTURA, Calif. – Outlaw Bill Dalton’s rifle, confiscated in September 1891 by Tulare County Sheriff E.W. Kay, goes up on the auction block Sunday, May 5. A new documentary about the incident accompanies the firearm.
LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
The 1876 Winchester rifle was confiscated from Dalton when Kay arrested him after the Ceres Train robbery attempt in California in 1891.
A new documentary produced by the auction house California Auctioneers LLC and Red Sky Production is available on their website www.calauctioneers.com or http://youtu.be/32gchqkmxKI
The chain of custody passed from Kay to California historian and author of The Dalton Gang Days, Frank S. Latta, to the current owner.
This one of a historic firearm is a true Wild West relic and a part of California history. The auction is titled “East Meets West” and includes collections of fine Asian objects, antique firearms such as a scarce Colt 1873 SAA Pinch frame SN #154, Native American, Western, ethnographic, American antiques and collectables, jewelry and more.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
For details contact California Auctioneers at 805-649-2686.
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