Remington 1890 Presentation to Tom Horn by John Coble
Guns International #: 101019001 Seller's Inventory #: Horn
Category: Antique Revolvers - Cartridge - Remington Revolvers - Antique
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Company: J. E. Cauthen & Sons
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One of the most collectible revolvers connected to truly, a legendary old west gunslinger. Presenting Tom Horn's 1890 Remington, serial number 1254. Only 2020 Model 1890's were ever produced, and very, very few were engraved for presentation. Tom Horn's life is well documented. He worked as a railroad laborer, wagon driver, stagecoach driver, Army scout, Pinkerton detective, deputy sheriff, and range detective hired by the Swan Cattle Company in Wyoming. He also was instrumental in the surrender of Geronimo. He joined Roosevelt's Rough Riders in 1898, then resumed hunting rustlers. As a Pinkerton, he is reported to have killed 17 men, in 4 years. Steve McQueen made a movie about Tom Horn.
In 1901, while serving the Swan Cattle Company killing rustlers, he was accused, tried, and convicted of killing 14 year old Willie Nickell. Horn had been trying to kill Willie's father, Kels. Tom Horn's last words were, "I got nothing else to say. Get on with it." He was executed. The original trial was so filled with controversy, that a mock re-trial was held in Laramie, and Horn was found innocent.
The revolver was presented by John Coble. Coble led the consortium of ranchers know as Swan Cattle Company. Coble paid for Horn's legal defense, gravestone, funeral expenses, and the publishing of Horn's autobiography, Life of Tom Horn. Coble and Horn are connected, unquestionably. Coble lost all his posessions and committed suicide, in Elko, Nevada.
The revolver appears on page 18 of the 1978 Gun Report Magazine. It also appears on the cover of The Remington Society of America Journal, 2nd Quarter 2006. Includes provenance.
Gun was sold at major in 2007 (James Julias), and sold for $94,875.00. One of the most collectible firearms of the Old West, in existence. Please call with further questions.
Serial Number: 1254
Caliber: 44 WCF
Condition: Fine Plus
Engraving: Nimschke style 60% coverage
Item Location: Texas