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Getting a 95 lettered?
March 15, 2021
2:08 pm
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How does a feller go about doing that? I have a rifle with some unusual features and would like to know how it was when it left the factory.  Is there a cost with this?

March 15, 2021
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If the serial number is < 60,000, the CFM records office can provide a Factory letter for a nominal fee – https://centerofthewest.org/explore/firearms/firearms-records/

If the serial number is > 59,999, your best bet is to post clear pictures of it here on the WACA website so that we can take a look at what you have and offer an opinion about what we see.

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March 15, 2021
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76227 short rifle in .35 with a take down and 20″ barrel. #21 receiver sight, #6 folding leaf rear, and a #4 hunting front. Don’t have it in hand yet, I’ll get some pics when it comes in. It’s not in super condition, appears to have used a bit for hunting…as was intended I suppose. Has been in the same family for several generations.

March 15, 2021
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The 20-inch barrel is definitely unusual. Clear pictures of the front sight and muzzle are a good place to start. The sights on it are typical for a Model 1895. I will look forward to seeing the pictures.

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March 15, 2021
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March 15, 2021
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Matted rcvr ring–another extra-cost option. 

March 15, 2021
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Brooksy said
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The front sight appears to be 100% factory original. 

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March 15, 2021
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The front sight appears to be 100% factory original. 

Ain’t that cool!Smile

March 15, 2021
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Yes indeed… I suspect that there were not very many “Short” rifles made in 35 WCF (or 405 WCF). You might try contacting Brad Dunbar and ask him if he has seen any of them (he surveyed the Model 1895 for the reference book that he and Rob Kassab recently published –
https://winchestercollector.org/store/)

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March 15, 2021
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Bert H. said
Yes indeed… I suspect that there were not very many “Short” rifles made in 35 WCF (or 405 WCF). You might try contacting Brad Dunbar and ask him if he has seen any of them (he surveyed the Model 1895 for the reference book that he and Rob Kassab recently published –
https://winchestercollector.org/store/)  

I have the book. Only reason I knew what it was. I assume Brad Dunbar is a member here?

March 15, 2021
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Brooksy said

I have the book. Only reason I knew what it was. I assume Brad Dunbar is a member here?  

He most certainly is a member here.  He is also the Editor of our awesome “Winchester Collector” magazine.

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