June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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Features round musket length barrel, blue finish, steel blade military pattern front sight, ladder elevation adjustable rear sight and two piece American walnut finger grooved stocks with matching top hand guard. "KSM" military inspectors markings found on hammer, lever and bolt assemblies. Marked on right side"NATIONAL GUARD OF COLORADO". Little is known of this state guard contract other than the turbulent times of the period in Colorado. Several examples of these contract muskets have been observed in the past 15 years and most have been in extremely hard used condition. This example chambered for the .30 Gov't cartridge (.30-40 Krag) is good overall with traces of blue finish in very protected areas, balance worn smooth and a mottled bare steel finish. Left side of receiver has been drilled and tapped for a side sight at a much earlier time. American walnut stocks have a more contemporary varnish finish with evidence of a property cartouche or other stamping on right side of butt. Receiver bridge is marked "2 B 38" and is believed to be a regimental marking. Walnut hand guard has a period and appropriate dovetailed splice to remedy a crack that has again reopened. This is a very uncommon Winchester lever action with a unique Western American provenance.
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
28"
Caliber/Bore
.30-06 Gov
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Manufacturer
Winchester
Model
1895
Paperwork
Yes
Serial Number
20187
(C) WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 NATIONAL GUARD OF COLORADO MUSKET (1899).
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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