Winchester Model 1895 Reviews


.410
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:47 pm
The only experience I have with the '95 is from my teens. I shot my first deer with granddads '95 chambered in .30-GOV'T-06, (that's the way it read on the barrel). My brother has the '95 now, I have granddads .45 Colt New Service revolver and Mossberg M-42B .22 rifle.

Headspace issues? I guess it's possible using todays hotter ammunition, but as I recall, the barrel on granddads '95 was stamped NICKLE STEEL, same steel used in WWI production Rock Island Arsenal M-1903 rifles which had no issues I'm aware of. Possibly the receivers were made of a lesser steel and stretch slightly using modern .30/06 ammunition. The solution to this is to use "Garand Safe" ammo, or .30 M-1 ball duplicate ammo, (150gr. bullet loaded with medium burn powder @ about 2750fps. A favorite loading among match shooters using the M-1 is 48gr. IMR 4064 under a 150gr. bullet. It duplicates both G.I. ballistics and pre-war sporting ammunition, and gives good accuracy). This pertains to original Winchester M-1895 rifles in .30-GOV'T-06.


The above is not holy script carved in stone, just my experience and opinion.

.410
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:20 pm
Gametracker, from the picture you posted, that looks like powder fouling to me. Ask the seller if you can poke it with a pin or something to see if it breaks away easily, or ask him to see if it cleans off with solvent and a brush. Considering the cost of an 1895 Winchester, a set of headspace gauges would be cheap.

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:27 pm
The gun is in nice shape otherwise perhaps it is worth the 1500 they're asking

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:30 pm
What do you folks think?

.410
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:49 pm
$1,500.00 I would at least give it a closer look.

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:52 pm
They told me that I can return the gun if I wasn't happy with it once I got it. Sound like some pretty decent folks from the communications I've had with them

.410
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:37 pm
Waddaya got ta loose then...get it and try scrubbing what looks like fouling/gunk to me and have the headspace checked.

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:48 pm
Yup! Not sure where I can find a gunsmith around my rinky dink town to check headspace. :roll:

.410
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:58 pm
You are best to have a competent gunsmith check it as some rifles need the ejector removed to properly check, I really don't know about the 1895, but both extractor and ejector need removed from an M-1 bolt to check headspacing properly, ( the extractor holds everything else together so it's removal is a must in an M-1).

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