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March 8, 2014 - 5:49 am
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Does anyone know if there is any significance to the stamped initials- J.P.P- on a Winchester 1895. My 1895 has that stamped on the upper left tang and then I saw another gun listed on Gunbroker where it is stamped on the underside of the barrel next to-REFINISHED- and an Order Number. Just Curious because I could not find any reference to that in any of my reading material.

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From what I read is its the initials of James P Parker a Winchester employe who worked on barrels.

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Bob

Thanks for the reply. I guess that would me he worked on more than just the Model 1895. I was curious if you knew where you found that information?

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Nick,

I remember reading about it on this forum so I just did a search for JPP.

http://www.winchestercollector.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6125&

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I have found and examined several different Winchesters with the "J.P.P." marking on the underside of the barrel, Model 1885, 1886, 1894, etc.

The markings were " J.P.P. – REBORE", "J.P.P. – REFINISH", and just "J.P.P." I suspect the ones marked with just "J.P.P. were barrel replacements.

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Bob, read the past post and found the reference to J.P.P.. As I had said my 1895 appears to have been a special order gun with a shotgun butt and fancy wood. Maybe that is why according to the past post, that J.P.P. is stamped on the left side of the upper tang.

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Nick,

I am almost certain that the fancy wood and shotgun butt have nothing to do with the J.P.P. marking.

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