Annie Oakley’s Guns Now Up for Auction

Relatives of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley are offering up a…

Relatives of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley are offering up a collection of items — including her Stetson hat, guns, letters and photographs — in an auction that one expert says hits the mark for its breadth and sentimental value.

On Sunday, Heritage Auctions will offer up about 100 Oakley-related items in Dallas, including a 12-gauge Parker Brothers shotgun that is expected to fetch about $100,000. Two Marlin .22 caliber rifles are expected to sell for more than $20,000 each.

Oakley gained fame in the 1880s and 1890s for her shooting skills as a performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. She died in 1926 at the age of 66, but has remained a pop culture icon.

“The country kind of took her to heart,” said Tom Slater, Heritage’s director of Americana auctions.

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