Winchester Model 1895.....Russian?


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BowStreetRunner
March 31, 2003, 11:45 PM
I had never heard of this rifle until I saw it in an old edition of Guns of the World today.....I would have had a hard time believing it if there wasnt a picture there with it.....
here is a website with a pic and a blurb:
Winchester 1895 Russian (http://www.io.com/~pogue/Russia.htm)
An interesting piece of military history (to me at least)
BSR

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cratz2
March 31, 2003, 11:49 PM
Oh sure... I've heard many times that the highest volume of original 1895 were for Russia. Funny that with the re-release of the 1895 in .405, Teddy R's 'big medicine' that most folks recall only that cartridge when relatively few were made in that chambering.

Mike Irwin
March 31, 2003, 11:53 PM
I'm not certain, but I think the second highest number made might have been in .303 British for Canada.

bernie
April 1, 2003, 12:12 AM
I have always wanted one of these rifles. I keep hoping that they are found in some forgotten warehouse in Russia and reimported. I would by one for sure!

Lone Star
April 1, 2003, 09:19 AM
Those M95's got around! Kenneth Anderson used a .405 for killing man-eating tigers in India. (He lived in Banglalore; he wasn't a visiting American hunter.)

Lone Star

BowStreetRunner
April 1, 2003, 09:25 AM
....im with you, id buy one....but i read somewhere that only a few survived the civil war.....i dont know if thats true or not....but it would be sweeeeeet to hang that piece of history on the wall
BSR

Wil Terry
April 1, 2003, 11:00 AM
and were shipped to Russia for the Czar's troops to use in WWII. I do believe the second most popular caliber was 30USA, that's the 30/40KRAG in modern parlance. These were highly popular in the southwest of the USA and many are still found there.
The modern made Browning '95's in 30/40KRAG shoot like a million bucks and are still the pick of the litter in those modern iterations of this classic rifle, the last JOHN M. BROWNING designed levergun[ I think...]

Gordon
April 1, 2003, 11:32 PM
OK you want weird I have a FACTORY (with letter) mod 95 in .........7mm Mauser. It is high grade , it is worth 5 figures.Not for sale by me , but my heirs?:It was made for a Mexican general by winchester in 1909 it has 22" barrel lightweight contour nice checkering on xx wood and gold engraving in Spanish" to a heroic and patriotic General of the armies of Mexico" and a couple other things like " mexico is the tomb of despots" ect. This was bought by my dad from his widow in early 50's for $500 , which was a princely sum in 54!:D

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