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Lone Ranger Outfit Could Bring More Than $100,000 at Waco Auction

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(KCEN) -- Kemo sabe to his partner, the Lone Ranger to everyone else.

And now a piece of history from the masked man is set to bring in a big check at auction here in central Texas.

“I still watch it, to be honest with you,” said Bret Appleton. He came to Waco from Nashville for a piece of history.

“This is basically what I come for." Appleton plans to go home with a full Lone Ranger outfit.

“It's very, very nice,” he said. “I really like every bit of it. There's none of it I don't like."

It’s an outfit worn by actor Clayton Moore.

"Hat, boots, outfit, pants, shirt, the two guns and the gun belt," Sam Franks, art director at A&S Auctions, explained.

It wasn’t his on-air uniform, but rather one he wore to public appearances.

"It's not something that you see very often,” Franks said. “It's pretty much a once in a lifetime chance."

One of the big selling points for the whole get-up is the pair of Colt .45 pistols made specifically for the Lone Ranger, and inscribed to both the actor and the character.

“The outfit doesn't interest me as much as the pistols do,” said Dale Tyler, who came from Fort Worth for this weekend’s auction. “They're in great shape; they're really great."

The wardrobe and weaponry go up for bid Saturday at 10 a.m. at A&S, on East Loop 340.

“It's just amazing to be that close to history like that and, you know, what a great actor Clayton Moore was,” said bidder Gary Edwards of New Braunfels, “and what the Lone Ranger stood for."

The outfit comes from a local family, after their collector father died. He spent more than $100,000 on the ensemble 15 years ago to get it directly from the actor's estate.

Bidders expect a rough ride.

“I don't need to get caught up in that at all,” Appleton said. “I just need to stick to my guns, I guess." In true Lone Ranger fashion.

Each item will be auctioned off separately. Then after that, the entire ensemble will be offered up to bidders at 10 percent more than the combined price of each piece.

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