Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 6: Winchester Rifle and Colt Revolver Attributed to Texas Ranger

Auction Date: February 15, 2018

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibited Winchester Rifle and Colt Revolver Attributed to Texas Ranger Marvin "Red" Burton

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

A) Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2274
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

In an included Sept. 16, 2017, dated email Craig Ferguson states that his father, Harold Ferguson, purchased these two guns from Texas Ranger Marvin "Red" Burton (1885-1970). Burton was married to Harold's cousin and was appointed as a Ranger in 1922. He helped control a crowd of 5,000 people at the last legal hanging in Texas and was "instrumental in cleaning up" the town of Borger. Also with Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Waco, TX paperwork showing that both guns were exhibited at the museum. "A" was manufactured in 1890. Consignor states that initials carved on the wood are for the people Burton killed or put into jail. .

B) Colt Army Special Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips and Holster

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Army Special
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 41 LC
Barrel: 4 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 2274
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured in 1909. With Mexican double loop holster.

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