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My husband's gonna be a very happy boy for Christmas.  His dad is finally going to give him his great-great grandpa's Winchester 1895.  Shhhh...he doesn't know yet.  

He's been talking about that damn gun since the day I met him.   Chuckle
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(12-17-2018, 01:45 AM)Suzy Q Wrote: My husband's gonna be a very happy boy for Christmas.  His dad is finally going to give him his great-great grandpa's Winchester 1895.  Shhhh...he doesn't know yet.  

He's been talking about that damn gun since the day I met him.   Chuckle

Wow, that's a pretty awesome gift! He's gonna love it!

Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Oh, and we need a photo after Christmas!
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(12-17-2018, 01:48 AM)Catch Wrote:
(12-17-2018, 01:45 AM)Suzy Q Wrote: My husband's gonna be a very happy boy for Christmas.  His dad is finally going to give him his great-great grandpa's Winchester 1895.  Shhhh...he doesn't know yet.  

He's been talking about that damn gun since the day I met him.   Chuckle

Wow, that's a pretty awesome gift! He's gonna love it!

Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Oh, and we need a photo after Christmas!

He was gonna give it to him for his 40th birthday but decided to wait til Christmas. I will definitely post it. Yeah3
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(12-17-2018, 01:45 AM)Suzy Q Wrote: My husband's gonna be a very happy boy for Christmas.  His dad is finally going to give him his great-great grandpa's Winchester 1895.  Shhhh...he doesn't know yet.  

He's been talking about that damn gun since the day I met him.   Chuckle

Does that rifle have an octagonal barrel. Just curious.
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(12-17-2018, 06:28 AM)Red Auroras Wrote: @Suzy Q do you know what caliber it's chambered for? Years ago, I ran across one a guy found in a barn in WA state. The oddity was it had no markings of caliber. After doing some quick research, best I could figure was .30 Army. Others might recognize it as .30-40 Krag.
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Most non-US military rifles are not marked as to the caliber and cartridge for which they are chambered. By far, the most (300,000) Winchester Model 1895 production was for Czarist Russia, and chambered for their 7.62x53 mm Rimmed cartridge. The US military bought about 10,000 of them chambered in 30 US Army (aka 30-40 Krag). This rifle was the last lever-action designed for Winchester by John M. Browning, and features his stout rear-locking bolt. I think it was also Winchester's first lever gun to feed from a box magazine instead of a tubular magazine. Civilian M95's were chambered in many cartridges over the years. 30-'06, 30-40 Krag, 35 Winchester, and 405 Winchester (a big boomer) were most popular with hunters. Original production was halted in the 1930's, but limited modern production has resumed by Winchester and Browning, both fine rifles made by Miroku of Japan.

EDIT: By the way, if you run across an old rifle marked "30 Government," it is for the obsolete 30-'03 round. If you see "30 Government Model 1906" it is the earliest version of our current 30-'06 chambering. Similarly "45 Government" was the designation for what we now just call the "45-70 Government."
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^^^Ya gotta love it when one of the members is a firearms historian!^^^
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