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Old 09-12-2021, 01:34 PM
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Elmer's famous custom #5 SAA was back on the market. Way over my head but curiosity wants to know. It was in the RIA auction this weekend. $65-130k was the estimate. Anyone know what it brought? Thanks.

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I believe it sold for $225,000.
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Was that the hammer price or all in with buyer's premium? Sales tax too now, lol. Seems like it went for $85k in the auction 6? years ago. Inflation
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HOLY GUACAMOLE!! I need to check the safe and see if my Elmer Keith 44 magnum is still in there!!
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$225,000. was the hammered price. Buyer's premium and tax yet to be added.
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I want to know....since it's been shot a lot, would you shoot it? I know I would.
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I'd clean it and think about it.
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Meh, too rich for my blood... I'd rather just buy a cheap Uberti and then claim that Elmer Keith looked at it once.
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Sadly Elmer is long gone and will be forgotten in time like the rest of us.
Probably won't be worth much then.
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While searching for Elmerís revolver, I have the last known account of him still living. It is a letter from his wife, Lorraine Keith, dated 02/09/1984 as return correspondence to a fan that gifted Elmer an Idaho rafting book authored by the sender. A near and dear topic for Elmer. Mr. Keith passed 3 days later, about the time the letter was delivered to the recipient on 02/12/1984. The letter came with the fanís Elmer signed copy of Six Guns from years earlier and added the 09/28/1955 prototype Remington 44 magnum ammunition engineering drawing based off of Mr. Keith's data. See pictures below:




Located Elmer Keith's first 4 inch 44 magnum and holster in the safe, it was presented to him by Carl Hellstrom, President of S&W, 11/20/1956! Great to see his M5 go for a fantastic price!!

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A little off the subject, but I recently acquired an old copy of SIXGUNS by Keith, The Standard Reference Work. What a fantastic book. i imagine that gun is pictured and/or featured in it.

Followed the auction link and lo and behold: page 169 of SIXGUNS.

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The closest I can get to Elmer is my Eddystone 1917 that was inspected by Elmer Keith when he was an inspector at the Ogden, Utah, Arsenal.

The rifles that he inspected were cartouche stamped with the initials "OGEK" in a rectangular box, on the buttstock. Rifles stamped OGEK without a rectangular box were inspected by Ed Klouser at the same Ogden Arsenal.









A fun rifle to shoot!

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While searching for Elmerís revolver, I have the last known account of him still living. It is a letter from his wife, Lorraine Keith, dated 02/09/1984 as return correspondence to a fan that gifted Elmer an Idaho rafting book authored by the sender. A near and dear topic for Elmer. Mr. Keith passed 3 days later, about the time the letter was delivered to the recipient on 02/12/1984. The letter came with the fanís Elmer signed copy of Six Guns from years earlier and added the 09/28/1955 prototype Remington 44 magnum ammunition engineering drawing based off of Mr. Keith's data. See pictures below:




Located Elmer Keith's first 4 inch 44 magnum and holster in the safe, it was presented to him by Carl Hellstrom, President of S&W, 11/20/1956! Great to see his M5 go for a fantastic price!!

Wowee! Isnít that an Ed Bohlin holster with it?
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Wowee! Isnít that an Ed Bohlin holster with it?
Excellent eye! It is a true Ed Bohlin holster!!
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