1909 DELUXE WALNUT .30-03 SPRG WINCHESTER Model 1895 Rifle C&R
“FANCY SPORTING RIFLE” in Scarce .30-03!
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 1895 Fancy Sporting Rifle in .30-03, manufactured in 1909 in New Haven, Connecticut. This rifle has a gorgeous stock with factory checkering on the wrist and forearm. It also features a Lyman receiver mounted peep sight. Very few were made in the .30-03 chambering due to that cartridge’s short-lived stint as the primary cartridge of the US military. It soon yielded to the .30-06.
The Model 1895 was the first Winchester rifle to feature a box magazine located underneath the action instead of the tubular magazine design, which had remained fundamentally unchanged from the Winchester 1866. This allowed the rifle to safely chamber military and hunting cartridges with pointed bullets. The M1895 was also the last of the lever-action rifles to be designed by John Moses Browning and featured a rear locking bolt as in his previous designs dating back to the Winchester 1886. The M1895 was the strongest lever-action rifle Winchester had produced, designed to handle the increased pressures generated by the more powerful smokeless powder cartridges entering common use at the time of its introduction.
These were used by many famed hunters and adventurers, to include Martin and Osa Johnson, Charles Cottar, and author Stewart Edward White. Gerrit Forbes, first cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt, recommended the M1895 to Theodore Roosevelt who took two M1895 chambered in .405 rifles with him on his 1909 safari to East Africa.
The overall condition is fine. Original blue finish. The action is strong and tight. Solid walnut stock with gorgeous grain. The butt pad is a little shy at the toe. Extremely bright bore with sharp rifling. The front sight is an interesting blade with a hollow bead right behind it. Markings on the sight are “MARBLE’S” on the blade and “No. 5” on the base. A very beautiful example of the Winchester 1895.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .30-03 Springfield
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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