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Winchester 1895 Info?
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.

March 8, 2014
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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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March 8, 2014
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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?

Nick

March 8, 2014
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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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March 8, 2014
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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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March 9, 2014
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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.

Thanks, Nick

March 9, 2014
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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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