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Help with a Winchester 1895

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

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  1. cyounger

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    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.

    Thanks

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    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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.30-03

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

    rc
     
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    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

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    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.

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    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.
     
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    It apparently says it is on the barrel.

    That would be good enough for me to tell.

    rc
     
  7. Jim K

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    .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.)

    Jim
     
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    This is correct..............
     
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    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.
     
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