View Full Version : 1895 Winchester

02-01-2009, 9:07 AM
Hi Folks , anybody have knowledge and or info of this fine old piece my Pops bought it in 46' ? 1895 Winchester 35 cal , serial number (according to Cody) is mfg 1909 , used to be that ammo was "obsolete" but I had some made a few years back from necked up 30 40 (as I remember) Tom

Mark One
02-01-2009, 9:29 AM
I don't know anything about them but that is a beautiful rifle.

Looks like it was well taken care off over the years too.

02-01-2009, 9:40 AM
I like that rear sight, I don't think I have ever seen one like that

02-01-2009, 9:54 AM
That is a nice rifle you have.

from a google search


The last John M. Browning design for Winchester , the Model 1895 was engineered to accommodate a new generation of military cartridges promising to gain a substantial market. One of the innovative features of the model 1895 was the use of a non-detachable "box magazine" made necessary for use with more powerful pointed bullets. This was the first box magazine rifle developed by Winchester .
First Models have flat sides, rounded top and breech bolt, and a one-piece lever. The Second Model has a fluted receiver with a two-piece lever. Configurations were rifle, carbine and musket. Production ran from 1895 to 1940 with a total of 426,754 guns made. Of these, 293,816 were in the 7.62 mm Russian caliber in the musket version which were shipped to the Russian Imperial Government in 1915 and 1916. The ‘95 in 405 W.C.F. was a favorite of Teddy Roosevelt and he described his special order Winchester .405 as "The medicine gun for lions." The model 1895 was a favorite among the Texas Rangers and other lawmen of the period. The 95 had many special order options available throughout its 45 years of production.
Model 1895 Calibers:
.30-40 Krag (also known as “30 Army” and “30 U.S. ”)
.38-72 W.C.F.
.40-72 W.C.F.
.303 British
.35 W.C.F.
.405 W.C.F.
7.62 Russian
.30-03 ( Springfield )
.30-06 ( Springfield )
Original Winchester factory records are available for this model from the Cody Firearms Museum (http://www.bbhc.org/firearms/index.cfm) in Cody , Wyoming , from serial number 1 thru 59999

02-01-2009, 10:38 AM
That is a fine rifle, hold on to it $$$

02-01-2009, 10:40 AM
Yours appears to have the Lyman peep sight -- My 95 30/40 carbine had a upper handguard and was originally fitted with a 1902 Krag rear sight or at least one similiar to that. -- A very good shooter that I regret selling --
35 WCF cases can be made from 30/40 but are slightly short --
Howell (2002)recommends "recently made 35WCF brass" or using the 7x65 Rimmed brass - Lord only knows where you would get that - Maybe Huntington ? --

02-01-2009, 10:41 AM
check this link http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/admin/show_inventory.php?catID=14&subcatID=179

02-01-2009, 10:44 AM

Very nice 1895!!!

02-01-2009, 1:11 PM
1895 in 35 Winchester - Not very common.

I've been on the lookout for one every since I passed on one for $700 about 5years ago (had a chance to get a Model 71 at the same time for $600 passed on that too, been kicking myself ever since). Now most seem to be in the $3000-$4000 range.

Nice gun keep it for now, you might regret selling it later.

02-01-2009, 2:20 PM
Tried sending you a PM, I think you might have that feature turned off because it keeps getting bounced back as undeliverable.

02-01-2009, 5:21 PM
Tried sending you a PM, I think you might have that feature turned off because it keeps getting bounced back as undeliverable.

I'll go to user CP meanwhile jetboatinfo@sbcglobal.net Tom

02-01-2009, 8:36 PM
Bertram Bullet Co. in Australia makes new brass for the .35 WCF.
Midway sells it as I expect other places do also. Last time I looked,
it was about $40 per box.

I have some reloading data for this cartige in the 43rd Edition Lyman Reloading

02-01-2009, 8:41 PM
One sweet looking rifle. Someone sure took care of it.

02-01-2009, 9:54 PM
Thanks for the info Folks , since I was a little kid (a long time ago) , Pops had this Shooter along with some other Michigan deer gear stashed in a corner of the closet (used to sneak my friends in to see it) love to work the action , I had always longed to have it and even more than that I wanted to shoot it , but the original rounds were ancient (still have a dozen or so) an Dad didn't want to use them due to the Obsolesence back then . Some years back I bought some "necked up" Brass and RCBS dies and loaded a batch ,cant explain what a thrill it was to fire the "Old mans deer gun for the first time Tom

02-01-2009, 9:59 PM
Its worth maybe 5 bucks... but I will give you $20 for it!