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January 24, 2014 - 8:41 am
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May purchase an 1895. I find little written or much discussion on this model. Is it less collectablen then other early models.
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I’d say the 1895’s are slightly less popular from what I’ve seen, but there is definitely a following for them and they are absolutely a collectable rifle. I think the different look and function of them sets them apart from all of the other Winchester levers so in that sense they are an attractive addition to ones collection. Some folks see it the other way around like they just don’t fit the Winchester look. I own a pretty nice 1895 in 35 WCF that went thru the warehouse in 1902. Someday I hope to see it morph into a Deluxe model .405 but hard to do without breaking the bank.

While we are on the 95’s, did anyone else ever make a box magazine lever gun? I guess we can count the Win 88 as one, although a totally different design altogether.

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Rob Kassab and Ed Lewis, M.D. are putting together a book on the 1895, to come out at some time in the future. I believe they are still collecting data for this book and welcome data and photos.

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Pretty wood on that 1895 Gary. I have a similar gun in 35 WCF. Still haphazardly looking for a nice 30 US Sporting Rifle with a Lyman 21 or 38.

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Gary
I think the Savage 1899 would fall into the box mag category.
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pdog72 said
While we are on the 95’s, did anyone else ever make a box magazine lever gun? I guess we can count the Win 88 as one, although a totally different design altogether.

I suppose you think Savage Models 1895 and 1899 with its Rotary Magazine doesn’t count? Those are probably the closet to a Model 95 Winchester in my opinion. Other than the Savage that is about all I’m aware of.

The Model 95 is a John M. Browning design and he did design some interesting prototypes with box magazines prior to and after the Model 1895. One design has a detachable type magazine that was later utilized in the automatic models of 1905, 1907, and 1910.

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The mentioned Savages and then there is the Browning BLR that also uses a box mag.

I have a c1905 model 1895 Deluxe rifle in 30-40Krag with a Lyman 21 A+ wood and no checkering. I consider it my most prized possession. Its value has been climbing faster then I can keep up with it.

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Yes the Savages are a similar gun. I’m bad about getting my Winchester blinders on and forget all the other guns out there.

Although the 95’s are not the first thing that comes to mind when someone says Winchester, there’s something about them that seems to grow on you, especially the deluxe versions. Like Brad mentioned, the Lyman 21 or 38 sure dresses them up too. I think that sight looks best on the 95 in comparison to the other models.

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I’ve always been kind of intrigued by 95’s because of how they stand out from the other lever guns. I finally bought one at a local auction a few years ago and fell in love with it. Just bought my fifth, a 40-72 OB to go with a 405, two 30-06’s and a 30-03 TD.

Collectors seem to love them or hate them. If you admire 95’s, there do seem to be some bargains out there, perhaps because there isn’t as much competition. It seems to me that there isn’t as much of a premium for deluxe over standard models as there is with other Winchester models. Gives me hope that I’ll be able to get a deluxe ’95 someday. In my dreams, it’s a flatside 38-72. 😀

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