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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
crescent 4 blued 267 two-piece walnut 20 sporting 150 stock 186 open 55 early flat side 2 lever in the white blade 128 round barrel 64 adjustable 11 experimental 71 barrel 187 receiver 13 integrated box 6 front sight 59 buttplate 10 repeating 61 trigger group, hammer, and buttplate casehardened finish 98 magazine 88 rear sight 51
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140 lever action 5
Date:
1896
Dimensions:
L: 46.5 in, Barrel length: 27.25 in, H: 7.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
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.
Inscription:
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./
Remarks:
Cataloged by BCD 4/91.
Model:
Winchester Model 1895 | prototype
Caliber/Gauge:
.30-40 KRAG
Serial Number:
556
Accession Number:
1988.8.287

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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