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Help with a Winchester 1895

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by cyounger, May 8, 2013.

  1. cyounger

    cyounger New Member

    Hello all,
    I have a Winchester 1895 that I'm trying to find some value and information on age and if anyone thinks from the photos that it's been re-blued.

    The serial number is 714xx. I looked at a few sites and they list that as being manufactured in 1914. I believe it's calibered in .30-06 as those rounds feed through the action, though I haven't had a chance to fire it. On the barrel it reads: .30 u.s. mod. 1903. All the metal is in excellent condition and the wood only has very minor scratches and one ding.



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  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    No, it's chambered for 30-03, not 30-06.

    30 Army = 30-40 Krag
    30 Model of 1903 = 30-03.
    30 .U.S = 30-06.

    See this about that.

    The metal does not appear to have been re-blued to me.
    However the stock wood looks to have been sanded and refinished.

    Last edited: May 8, 2013
  3. BigG

    BigG Well-Known Member

    That might be chambered in 30-03 as the 95 was chambered in that before it was chambered in 30-06. The 30-03 had a longer neck than the 06 IRRC with a 220 RN bullet derived from the 30-40 Krag.

    The Winchesters I've seen chambered in 30-06 are marked 30 US Govt 1906.
  4. cyounger

    cyounger New Member

    Thanks for the information. I was mainly curious because for something that is 100 years old, it looks remarkably good. I've also had a problem finding a value and any to compare it to since many of the ones listed for sale are the remakes from the last decade or so.

  5. cyounger

    cyounger New Member

    Is there a way to tell if it is calibered in .30-03 or .30-06? It does cycle the .03-06 rounds I loaded very nicely, but I'm not sure if that matters in this case. Also, the rounds I have are 180 grain and I don't know if those are too heavy to fire if it is a .30-06.
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    It apparently says it is on the barrel.

    That would be good enough for me to tell.

  7. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    .30-'06 can be safely fired in a .30-'03 rifle; the neck is a bit short. Or .30-'03 cases can be made by neck expanding .270 Winchester cases. (No, don't ask me why Winchester chose the .30-'03 case as the basis for the .270 instead of the .30-'06. I don't know.)

  8. 303tom

    303tom member

    This is correct..............
  9. cyounger

    cyounger New Member

    Thanks for all the great information. Does anyone have an idea of the value? It's really more for my own understanding versus any resale. Or what I should look for in comparing it to others on the market?

    Thanks again.
  10. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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