September 26, 2018 O'Connor's Americana Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/26/2018
In 1954-55 Walt Disney produced the Davy Crockett miniseries, broadcast on ABC starring Fess Parker and Buddy Ebson, creating one of the biggest childhood crazes in modern history. Every marketing firm in American capitalized on the popularity of Davy Crockett and every little boy, and many girls, in the mid-1950's had every Davy Crockett "Everything" including coonskin caps, flintlock rifles and pistols, fringed jackets and pants, canteens, tomahawks, bedroom furniture, bicycles, lamps, and the list goes on and on. In 1964, Fess Parker premiered as legendary Frontiersman Daniel Boone in basically the same attire and adventure theme. This series ran for 165 episodes and ended on May 7th, 1970; firmly establishing the popular Frontiersman and adventurer into the hearts and minds of millions of kids and adults alike. This rifle was acquired from Stembridge Gun Rentals and has a 42" barrel with a .58 bore. Included with the rifle are copies of Walt Disney Production gun orders for medium and long converted .45-70 flintlock rifles to be used by the studios for filming. They were manufactured using converted trapdoor Springfields with parts constructed to look like flintlock longrifles. The finish was powder coated. Stocks were handmade and carved. This particular example is an identical photo match to several stills showing Fess Parker holding the rife. They are not working guns today as workmanship on the actions was simply for filming. We have an original photograph of Mr. O'Connor having this rifle signed on the right side of the stock "Fess Parker Daniel Boone 11-23-91". All pertinent information and photos will accompany the rifle. There are numerous pictures of the consignor and Fess Parker together with this rifle. Imagine the thrill you will have reliving your childhood as you watch old episodes of Daniel Boone while holding the very rifle used in this famous television series. A genuine piece of true Americana that will take you back to those carefree days of yore.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,400.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
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