Scarce .35 WCF c1903 WINCHESTER Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle C&R
TURN of the CENTURY Production REPEATING RIFLE
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in .35 WCF, made in 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut. 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. There were 425,881 Model 1895s produced. At around serial number 5000, a new receiver profile was introduced which had fluted sides, as opposed to the original flat sided design. This new receiver reduced the weight of the rifle by a small amount and increased the width by 1/16 of an inch.
The Model 1895 rifle is most commonly associated today with former President Theodore Roosevelt and the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. However, it was also 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 95 was also a favorite of law enforcement such as Arizona and Texas Rangers.
The overall condition is very good. Nicely refinished. The action is excellent. The bore is bright with strong rifling; fine. The walnut stock is solid. A very nice Winchester 1895 in a scarce cartridge!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .35 WCF
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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