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Old October 28th, 2016, 07:36 AM   #1
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Here for your viewing pleasure in Winchester Model 1895 7.62mm Russian Contract Rifle serial number 283932 1916 production and falls within the serial number ranges 174,234-377,412 for the second contract of 200,000 rifles singed 27 August 1915 and completed deliveries by December 1916. Rifle has Russian “XN3” acceptance proof mark on the right side of the frame. It also probably served in the Bolshevik Revolution and Spanish Civil War.
















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Old October 28th, 2016, 07:53 AM   #2
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An 1895 that takes a bayonet. Sweet.

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Old October 28th, 2016, 07:57 AM   #3
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Barrel/bore in good shape considering hard service history; will shoot it next week and give range report.








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Old October 28th, 2016, 08:00 AM   #4
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Here are two photos of Russian troops armed with these rifles; note soldier on left in first photo loading rifle with 5-round stripper clip:




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Old October 28th, 2016, 09:13 AM   #5
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Outstanding! The Win1895 is on my bucket list of guns to own, but I want a saddle ring carbine in .30-40 Krag.

Beautiful rifle with a great history. Can't wait to see your range report.

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Old November 27th, 2016, 12:31 AM   #6
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Very nice! Congrats!

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 09:03 AM   #7
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Per Cody Firearms Records WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 - SERIAL NUMBER 283932 applied on May 20, 1916.

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 09:25 AM   #8
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Beautiful! I have always wanted one in 06.
We just sold one in .30-40. It had some work done to it so it's collector value was shot, but it was a nice shooter.

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 04:23 PM   #9
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That is very cool.

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 07:37 PM   #11
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President Teddy loved this rifle, I read that he took a crate of them on his year long African Safari. I have always coveted this rifle, 30-06 would be my choice.

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 08:01 PM   #12
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Nice score!!!

I have one of these in .405 Winchester, it was my mother's rifle. She kept me in line.

(Actually, my dad gave it to her as an anniversary present).

Subtle as a freight train.

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Nice score!!!

I have one of these in .405 Winchester, it was my mother's rifle. She kept me in line.

(Actually, my dad gave it to her as an anniversary present).

Subtle as a freight train.
Your mom was/is awesome! That's a rare caliber for this rifle.

Absolutely no disrespect meant.

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Old February 3rd, 2017, 05:57 AM   #14
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Howdy Buckeroos,

I used to collect mod. 95's and handled hundreds of them in my auction days.

It is a great rifle and much sought after in the larger commercial calibers.

Two things were the death knell for the '95.

Many G.I.'s coming back from WWI fell in love with bolt action rifles.

There were a number of them blowing in .30-06 caliber. Lots of ammo came back after the war - much of it 8mm Mauser. You could chamber an 8 mm round in a .30-06 rifle and then it turned into a bomb. The Mauser round was shorter than the .30-06 but with a .323 bullet diameter it would hit the barrel throat and go kaboom.

By the way, nothing makes the beautiful sound of a '95 action being worked.

Keep yer powder dry,

John

As a side note.
A consignment came into the auction house that had two coffee tables.
They were made of FULL cases of unfired '95 carbines with glass tops.
These were originally shipped to a South American (I can't remember which) country.
They had a Winchester letter showing the original order and shipment.
We all started drooling when they came in.

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Old February 3rd, 2017, 06:29 AM   #15
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Some years ago had collection of lever guns and not being able to afford the original Winchesters went the Browning reproduction route and that included the Model 95 in '06.
The 92, 81, 86, were all very fine rifles but the 95 was unbelievably smooth in action even above the 86. Yours being a "musket" version is a collectors dream and very fortunate to have one, definitely a piece of history.

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