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Winchester Model 1895.....Russian?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BowStreetRunner, Mar 31, 2003.

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  1. BowStreetRunner

    BowStreetRunner Member

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    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
    An interesting piece of military history (to me at least)
    BSR
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm not certain, but I think the second highest number made might have been in .303 British for Canada.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.)

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  6. BowStreetRunner

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    bernie...

    ....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
     
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    YES, THE VAST MAJORITY OF 1895 WINCHESTERS WERE CHAMBERED IN 7.62X54R

    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...]
     
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    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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