Inaugural Montana Big Chief Auction

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Unique museum quality auction featuring a local private collection is being offered for sale. Everything starts at $10. Pre-bidding is now open until October 17th at 10AM MST. This is a two day online LIVE event that will be hosted on the 17th & 18th of October. Over $400,000 in estimated value. Some never before seen historic Montana photographs & Native American beadwork.
We will make every effort and put forth our due diligence to attempt to properly describe and represent items, however all items are sold on a buyer discretionary basis. Once a lot has been purchased, there are no returns or exchanges of any kind.

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Thompson Contender #4101 - Thompson Contender #4
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice lightly used condition. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $50 shipping fee on all firearms unless otherwise sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Thompson Contender #5102 - Thompson Contender #5
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice lightly used condition. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $50 shipping fee on all firearms unless otherwise sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Thompson Contender #6103 - Thompson Contender #6
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice lightly used condition. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $50 shipping fee on all firearms unless otherwise sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Thompson Contender #7104 - Thompson Contender #7
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice lightly used condition. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $50 shipping fee on all firearms unless otherwise sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Thompson Contender #8105 - Thompson Contender #8
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice lightly used condition. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $50 shipping fee on all firearms unless otherwise sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Thompson Contender Action #9106 - Thompson Contender Action #9
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice lightly used condition. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $50 shipping fee on all firearms unless otherwise sta
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (110.00) x 1 = 110.00
 
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Rendezvous Native American Beaded Lynx Headdress107 - Rendezvous Native American Beaded Lynx Headdress
Davis Brothers Auction
Montana Rendezvous Lynx headdress. Ready to wear.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold for (230.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Lightly Used Colt Python Nickel Finish 4"108 - Lightly Used Colt Python Nickel Finish 4"
Davis Brothers Auction
Exceptional condition. Looks to be nearly unfired. No box. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $100 shipping fee on al
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (3,600.00) x 1 = 3,600.00
 
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WWII German Nazi P38 BYF 44 Pistol109 - WWII German Nazi P38 BYF 44 Pistol
Davis Brothers Auction
No import marks. Brought back by GI after WWII. Captured from a Nazi Soldier in the European Campaign. All matching numbers. All firearm sales are ha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (650.00) x 1 = 650.00
 
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Nimschke Engraved Colt Single Action Army .45110 - Nimschke Engraved Colt Single Action Army .45
Davis Brothers Auction
Ivory grips have been Repaired & Stabilized professionally. Barrel has been shortened. Factory Engraved by Louis Daniel Nimschke for Colt. Was w...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
Sold for (7,250.00) x 1 = 7,250.00
 
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Smith and Wesson Schofield .44 Win Chilean Police111 - Smith and Wesson Schofield .44 Win Chilean Police
Davis Brothers Auction
Phenomenal pistol. Was exported for use in the Chilean Police department as is indicated on backstrap. Exceptional original untouched bluing and patin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (1,300.00) x 1 = 1,300.00
 
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Rare United Sporting Arms Seville .454 Magnum112 - Rare United Sporting Arms Seville .454 Magnum
Davis Brothers Auction
Heavy duty and fine revolver. Barrel has a few scratches from use as shown. Not many of these were made. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bro
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (1,050.00) x 1 = 1,050.00
 
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Smith and Wesson Model 29-2 .44 Magnum Dirty Harry113 - Smith and Wesson Model 29-2 .44 Magnum Dirty Harry
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice pistol. 8 3/8" long barrel version which is hard to find. Lightly used. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Fla...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (1,100.00) x 1 = 1,100.00
 
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Colt 1877 Lightning .41 3.5" Store Keeper Model114 - Colt 1877 Lightning .41 3.5" Store Keeper Model
Davis Brothers Auction
Phenomenal original condition. Most of the bluing remains as well as the case coloring. Factory letter to attest to the correctness, as is required wi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (1,700.00) x 1 = 1,700.00
 
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Smith and Wesson Model 48-4 .22 Magnum115 - Smith and Wesson Model 48-4 .22 Magnum
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice lightly used condition. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $100 shipping fee on all firearms unless otherwi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (750.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Early Bronze Triple Barrel Pirate Desk Cannon116 - Early Bronze Triple Barrel Pirate Desk Cannon
Davis Brothers Auction
Phenomenal early tri barrel desk cannon. Would have set in a cradle originally. No markings to indicate manufacturer but is bronze in composition. Abo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold for (1,550.00) x 1 = 1,550.00
 
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Smith and Wesson Top Break Copy Euskaro117 - Smith and Wesson Top Break Copy Euskaro
Davis Brothers Auction
Rare. Damaged grip. Lanyard loop hole in the base as shown. .44 caliber. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $100 shi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (325.00) x 1 = 325.00
 
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Smith and Wesson Top Break .38 Superior Condition118 - Smith and Wesson Top Break .38 Superior Condition
Davis Brothers Auction
About as nice as they come. Bluing is superb. All original. .38 caliber. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $100 ship
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (525.00) x 1 = 525.00
 
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Smith and Wesson Model 53 No Dash .22 Jet119 - Smith and Wesson Model 53 No Dash .22 Jet
Davis Brothers Auction
Rare early no dash. Exceptional condition. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $100 shipping fee on all firearms unles
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (850.00) x 1 = 850.00
 
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Chinese Polytech SKS w/ Bayonet120 - Chinese Polytech SKS w/ Bayonet
Davis Brothers Auction
Very clean. Unfired in factory grease. All firearm sales are handled by Trader Bros of Lolo Montana. Flat $100 shipping fee on all firearms unless o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold for (400.00) x 1 = 400.00
 
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RH Ruana Smokejumper M Stamp Knife Montana121 - RH Ruana Smokejumper M Stamp Knife Montana
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice model 10 smokejumper. Correct sheath. M stamp.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold for (450.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Navajo Elk Tooth Bear Claw Elk Horn Belt Buckle122 - Navajo Elk Tooth Bear Claw Elk Horn Belt Buckle
Davis Brothers Auction
Superb buckle. Set with elk teeth, turquoise, coral, sterling silver, and a bear claw. Elk horn rosette buckle. Signed and dated on back as shown. 3.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 500.00
Sold for (220.00 + 48.40) x 1 = 268.40
 
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Sterling Silver Yellow Gold Elk Horn Belt Buckle123 - Sterling Silver Yellow Gold Elk Horn Belt Buckle
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice buckle. Sterling silver inset with 14k Gold elk on top, w/ Montana elk tooth. Measures 2.5" by 3".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (300.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Antique Hopi Pueblo Indian Painted Rattle Drum124 - Antique Hopi Pueblo Indian Painted Rattle Drum
Davis Brothers Auction
Very fine drum. Top is painted with a Hopi Tableta. Signed on base as shown. Rattle inside. 7" diameter, 8.5" tall. Some minor damage as s...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 750.00
Sold for (275.00) x 1 = 275.00
 
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Northwest Coast Tlingit Indian Bentwood Box125 - Northwest Coast Tlingit Indian Bentwood Box
Davis Brothers Auction
Signed Standingbear Walking. Wonderful cedar box. Painted on all sides as shown. Fine workmanship. 13.5" tall, 21" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (525.00) x 1 = 525.00
 
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Harley Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt126 - Harley Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice belt. Classic Harley Davidson Colors. Made in Deer Lodge Prison. 46.5" long overall.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt127 - Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice belt. Made in Deer Lodge Prison. 39.5" long overall.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (150.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt128 - Deer Lodge Prison Montana Horsehair Belt
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice belt. Made in Deer Lodge Prison. 38.5" long overall.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (140.00) x 1 = 140.00
 
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Large Montana Tanned Taxidermy Badger129 - Large Montana Tanned Taxidermy Badger
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice Badger. Tanned by Moyles of Idaho. 33" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (75.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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Large Montana Tanned Taxidermy Badger130 - Large Montana Tanned Taxidermy Badger
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice Badger. Tanned by Moyles of Idaho. 32" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (65.00) x 1 = 65.00
 
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Large Montana Tanned Taxidermy Badger131 - Large Montana Tanned Taxidermy Badger
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice Badger. Tanned by Moyles of Idaho. 30" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (120.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Montana Taxidermy Tanned Wild Cross Fox132 - Montana Taxidermy Tanned Wild Cross Fox
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice WILD Montana Cross Fox. Tanned by Moyles of Idaho. 53" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (85.00) x 1 = 85.00
 
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Montana Taxidermy Tanned Wild Red Fox133 - Montana Taxidermy Tanned Wild Red Fox
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice WILD Montana Red Fox. Tanned by Moyles of Idaho. 47" long.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (110.00) x 1 = 110.00
 
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Antique 48 Star American Flag134 - Antique 48 Star American Flag
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice early flag. A few moth holes and staining as shown. 30" by 45"
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (1,700.00) x 1 = 1,700.00
 
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Valley Forge Antique American 50 Star Flag135 - Valley Forge Antique American 50 Star Flag
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice old flag. Some wear and staining. Stitched stars. 50" by 81.5".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (25.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Antique Indian Territory American 46 Star Flag136 - Antique Indian Territory American 46 Star Flag
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice old flag. Some wear and staining. 27" by 42".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (325.00) x 1 = 325.00
 
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DeMouun Bros Antique American 48 Star Flag137 - DeMouun Bros Antique American 48 Star Flag
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice old flag. Some wear and staining. 49" by 73".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
Sold for (1,600.00) x 1 = 1,600.00
 
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Antique American 50 Star Flag138 - Antique American 50 Star Flag
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice old flag. Some wear and staining. 43" by 64".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (20.00) x 1 = 20.00
 
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Paramount Antique American 50 Star Flag139 - Paramount Antique American 50 Star Flag
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice old flag. Some wear and staining. Stitched stars. 48" by 72".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (25.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Miniature 48 Star American Flag 7"  by 11"140 - Miniature 48 Star American Flag 7" by 11"
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice little flag. 48 stars. 7" by 11".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold for (30.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Navajo Transitional Swastika Whirling Log Rug141 - Navajo Transitional Swastika Whirling Log Rug
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice rug. No damage/bleeding/repair. Lots of lazy lines. 35" by 52".
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (1,000.00) x 1 = 1,000.00
 
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Navajo 3rd Phase Chief's Blanket Cross Pattern142 - Navajo 3rd Phase Chief's Blanket Cross Pattern
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice 3rd Phase, Cross Pattern, Chief's Blanket. No damage/bleed/repairs. Very nice old rug. Hard to find in this condition. 50" by 84&...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (2,000.00 + 440.00) x 1 = 2,440.00
 
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Pair of WWI WW1 US Cavalry Saddle Bags143 - Pair of WWI WW1 US Cavalry Saddle Bags
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice pair of bags with liners. 1917 Spalding.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (90.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Pair of WWI WW1 US Cavalry Saddle Bags144 - Pair of WWI WW1 US Cavalry Saddle Bags
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice pair of bags. 1918 Long. Complete with liners.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold for (210.00) x 1 = 210.00
 
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S. Newhouse Kenwood No 6 Bear Trap Bronze Jaws145 - S. Newhouse Kenwood No 6 Bear Trap Bronze Jaws
Davis Brothers Auction
2000 California Sesquicentennial Commemorative. Bronze jaws and pan. Numbered on the back side of pan. Complete with matching steerhorn clamp.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (1,100.00) x 1 = 1,100.00
 
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S. Newhouse Kenwood No 6 Bear Trap Clamp Pan146 - S. Newhouse Kenwood No 6 Bear Trap Clamp Pan
Davis Brothers Auction
Nice serial number matched pair. Bronze pan and Steerhorn Clamp. Made for the 2000 California Sesquicentennial Commemorative. Bronze jaws and pan. Num
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (150.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Oneida Newhouse Animal Trap Company 4 1/2 Wolf147 - Oneida Newhouse Animal Trap Company 4 1/2 Wolf
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice trap. No issued. Looks unused. Complete with drag.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
Sold for (250.00) x 1 = 250.00
 
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Oneida Newhouse Animal Trap Company 114 Wolf148 - Oneida Newhouse Animal Trap Company 114 Wolf
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice trap. Honest patina.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
Sold for (275.00) x 1 = 275.00
 
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Oneida Newhouse Animal Trap Company 114 Wolf149 - Oneida Newhouse Animal Trap Company 114 Wolf
Davis Brothers Auction
Trap is unused. Very nice example.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
Sold for (325.00) x 1 = 325.00
 
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Oneida Newhouse Animal Trap Company 114 Wolf150 - Oneida Newhouse Animal Trap Company 114 Wolf
Davis Brothers Auction
Very nice trap.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 450.00
Sold for (220.00) x 1 = 220.00
 
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