Nice WINCHESTER Model 1895 .30-06 Caliber LEVER ACTION Repeating Rifle C&R
ROARING TWENTIES Made Favorite of TEDDY ROOSEVELT
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Repeating Rifle manufactured in 1920 in New Haven, Connecticut, and chambered in .30-06 Springfield. 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.
The Model 1895 was used by many famed hunters and adventurers, to include Teddy Roosevelt, 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 excellent and the bore is sharply rifled and reflective. The walnut stock is smooth and solid. This one has a barrel-mounted buckhorn sight and a tang-mounted peep sight. A great rifle in a great cartridge!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .30-06 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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