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One of approximately 400 Winchester Model 1895 Muskets with the special “NATIONAL GUARD OF COLORADO” roll mark.
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000
 LOT 1011
Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle - Serial no. 268031B, 38 WCF cal., 24 inch
round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1888, this third model features the dust
cover guide rail integral to the top of the receiver and the dust cover has the serrated finger
grip on the rear. Dovetail blade and elevation adjustable rear sights on the barrel stamped with the two-line address/
patent dates marking ahead of the rear sight and “38 WCF” at the breech. The upper tang has the model marking flanked by the
     LOT 1010
Colorado National Guard Marked Winchester Model 1895
Lever Action Musket with Bayonet - Serial no. 20131, 30-40 Krag cal., 28 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1899 as one of approximately 400 with this special issue National Guard roll-
mark. The right side of the receiver has the Colorado National Guard marking: “NATIONAL GUARD OF COLORADO.” The top of the receiver is marked “1C11.” “KSM” (Kelly S.
Morse) inspector mark is stamped on the lever and bolt. The musket lacks a caliber marking.
The left side of the receiver is stamped with the two-line Winchester address/patent dates marking. The musket has a
pinned blade front sight, a rear aperture sight graduated to 1,800 yards as well as “3,”“5,”“7,”“8,”, “9,” and “0” on the left side, a bayonet lug on the front barrel band, a musket stock with finger groove forearm, and a trapdoor buttplate (pull through not included). “GDM” (George D. Moller) collection initials are discreetly marked at the toe of the stock. With a leather sling and a Winchester manufactured and marked bayonet with
scabbard and leather frog. These Colorado National Guard Model 1895 muskets are seldom encountered and when found generally show hard use. These Model 1895 muskets were used extensively by the Colorado National Guard in suppressing miner’s unions during the Colorado Labor Wars of 1903 and 1904.
CONDITION: Fine, retaining 50% plus original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. The wood is very good with a stabilized crack at the front of the hand guard, a couple chips and a number of scattered minor dings and scratches. The bayonet is very good with the blade having a mixed patina with some pitting and the scabbard retaining traces of original blue on the hardware and some age cracking on the leather. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The George Moller Collection.
  decorative foliate design, and the lower tang has the serial number. The cartridge elevator is marked “38 CAL.” Mounted with a nicely
figured walnut forearm and straight grip stock. The buttstock is fitted with a trapdoor crescent buttplate (cleaning rod not included). CONDITION: Fine, retaining 70% plus bright original blue finish with the balance thinning to a brown. 50% original nitre blue remains on the loading gate.
40% faded original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The sanded/revarnished wood is also fine with a small filled repair on the wrist (left side) and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection.
Estimate: 3,500 - 5,000
LOT 1012
Desirable Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with S.F.P.D. Police Marking - Serial
no. 1082599, 30 WCF cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1931. This carbine features a pinned blade front sight and rear leaf sight on a barrel marked with the Winchester legend on the left side. The Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on top of the barrel and
receiver at the breech. The top of the barrel behind the rear sight is marked “S.F.P.D.” (the mark of the San Francisco, California Police Department). All blue finish with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a smooth carbine style buttplate. CONDITION: Very fine. The carbine retains 80% of the original blue finish with scattered patches of chemical spotting visible on right side of the receiver with the balance aging to a smooth brown patina. The markings are clear. The wood is fine with scattered scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250

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