This pistol belonged to â€‹World Champion Sharpshooter Capt. A.H.Bogardus. â€‹He acquired it when he was commissioned Captain in the Illinois 145th Infantry on 9/23/64. The pistol is in pretty good shape with good action and a nice even patina. The inscription on the sideplate reads" Capt. A.H. Bogardus 145 Ill. Vol." Capt. Bogardus went on to become one of the leading attractions in Buffalo Bills Wild West Show along with Annie Oakley and â€‹Doc Carver. â€‹A chance to own a pistol carried by a American legend.â€‹
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