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Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
The Model 1895 was the first successful box magazine, lever action repeating rifle ever produced. Based on John Browning design patent (U.S. 549,345), this model was adapted to high powered smokeless cartridges (.30/40 Krag, .38/72 W.C.F., .40/72 W.C.F., .303 British, .35 W.C.F., .405 W.C.F., .30 Govt. 03, .30 Govt. 06, and 7.62 M/M Russian). About the first 5000 Model 1895 arms were produced with flat side receivers. Nearly 300,000 were produced in musket pattern in 7.62mm. for the Russian government during 1915-1916.
The lever on this experimental Model 1895 rifle has been cut off at the trigger and a highly modified Lee straight pull bolt handle attached. This modification forms a trigger guard and brings the bolt handle up to the middle of the stock wrist. Although well executed, the modification is a poor design, as the bolt handle knob rests against the shooter's right index finger knuckle and interferes when lowering the hammer.
Magazine capacity: varied with cartridge chambering.
lower tang:556;PL trigger:PAT. NOV. 5.1895./-NOV. 12. 1895-;upper tang:WINCHESTER/--/ MODEL 1895;top of barrel:MANUFACTURED BY THE//-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-/30 U.S./
Cataloged by BCD 4/91.
Winchester Model 1895 | prototype
As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum. If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.