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For bidding in this lot is a Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action rifle, chambered for .30 US, otherwise known as .30-40 Krag. This particular example originates from manufacture year 1910. The Winchester Model 1895 is a lever-action repeating firearm developed and manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in the late 19th century, chambered for a number of full-size military and hunting cartridges such as 7.62×54mmR, .303 British, .30-03, .30 Army, .30-06, .35 Winchester, .38-72 Winchester, .40-72 Winchester and .405 Winchester. 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 spitzer (pointed) bullets. The M1895 was also the last of the lever-action rifles to be designed by John Browning, and featured a rear locking bolt as in his previous designs dating back to the Winchester 1886. The M1895 is the strongest lever-action rifle Winchester has produced, designed to handle the increased pressures generated by the more powerful smokeless powder cartridges entering common use at the time of its introduction. This example utilizes a 27" round barrel, blue'd finish, contrasted by beautiful walnut fixtures. The firearm shows the correct roll-stamping, reading; ".30 U.S." on the top of the barrel, behind the rear sight, "Model 1895 - WINCHESTER - TRADE MARK" on the upper-tang, "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. - NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PAT.NOV.5.95.NOV.12.95.AUG.17.97.JAN.25.98.AUG.23.98. - AUG.6.07" on the left side of the receiver, and "NICKEL STEEL BARREL - ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" on the upper left of the barrel. Overall, the firearm shows good condition, the blue'd finish shows a nice even wear, with patina indicative of age, good walnut fixtures with slight handling wear, and a tight action, paired with a fair bore. The rifle qualifies as a Curio & Relic Long Gun, and requires FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check. Serial Number: 62303.

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Winchester Model 1895 .30-40 US Lever Action Rifle

Estimate $800 - $1,600Sep 22, 2018