Restored Winchester 1895
As seen on the cover of our 2020 calendar!
Added to our showroom today is a restored Winchester Model 1895 in .30 U.S. (i.e., .30-40 Krag / .30 Army). Bearing serial number 8764, this legendary lever-action rifle was originally shipped in 1915.
As American shooters became aware of and increasingly interested in European turn-bolt rifles and their high-velocity cartridges with pointed bullets, Winchester Repeating Arms once again turned to John Moses Browning. Within a year of debuting the Model 1894, which would go on to become the most successful lever-action rifle ever made, the prolific Browning/Winchester partnership produced the Model 1895.
The number of design challenges Browning had to overcome in the 1895 would become the stuff of legend, as would the exploits of President Theodore Roosevelt, who was perhaps the most famous employer of Browning’s final lever-action rifle.
This example came to us in 2015 for restoration work, and has since been a popular attraction among our show rifles. It was featured on the cover of our 2020 calendar, and is today being put up for sale.
- Barrel polishing
- Caliber and address stamping on barrel
- Barrel rust bluing
- Receiver repair
- Receiver and parts polishing
- Receiver address and serial number stamping
- Re-cut top tang engraving
- Receiver and parts charcoal bluing
- Hammer and link color case hardening
- Stock and forend repair
- Stock and forend refinishing
Contact us for more information and additional photographs.
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Blued Crescent Plate