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Lot 472: Water Buffalo European Mount

Firearm & Militaria Auction

by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals

December 4, 2016

Harrisburg, PA, USA

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  • Water Buffalo European Mount
  • Water Buffalo European Mount
  • Water Buffalo European Mount
  • Water Buffalo European Mount
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Description: DESCRIPTION: A taxidermy European mount of an Australian Water Buffalo. Brass tubular braces secure the skull to the board. Harvested in northern Australia on a hunting expedition in the 1980s. PROVENANCE: From the taxidermy collection of Jim and Barb McCarthy of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They began their hunting career abroad together in 1970. In the years following they were blessed with the opportunity to meet many interesting people and see some of the most exotic places on the planet. Since then, they combined their love and passion for the outdoors and started "Jim McCarthy Adventures". For more than thirty five years, the McCarthys have booked exotic hunting and fishing trips as well as photographic safaris in locations such as Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Costa Rica, MEASUREMENTS: Length of each horn is approximately 34" with base diameters of 6". The skull itself is approximately 20" long and 9" wide. The display board is approximately 23" x 13". CONDITION: No defects noted. Minor play in the brass tubular braces. ESTIMATE: $100 - $200

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