Texas Ranger Owned Winchester 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine and Winchester 1901 Shotgun (W7689)
Texas Ranger Owned Winchester 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine and Winchester 1901 Shotgun. Both guns were owned by Texas Ranger W.A “Dolph” Fleming during his career as a law man which started in the Texas Rangers in 1917 and continued in the Border Patrol which he was in until his death in 1948. A letter from his son accompanies these two guns along with his enlistment oath and copies of photographs of Ranger Fleming. The Winchester 1895 was made in 1915. It has a brown patina with scattered light pitting. This according to the paperwork was Ranger Fleming’s saddle gun he carried in a scabbard when he was on Horse patrol. The Winchester 1901 was made in 1912. The barrel has tuner to a dark gray patina while the frame still has quite a lot of the factory blue. This was Ranger Fleming’s riot gun. Very neat historic Texas Ranger pair!