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The model 1895 is honestly not my collection focus, but I thought it would be cool to have at least one special one in my collection.  It has beautiful figured checkered wood and is in a caliber that ammo is still (sort-of) available and, best of all, it’s an antique made in 1898.  The only anomaly is that is doesn’t letter with the Lyman 21 receiver sight, but with it being a model 1895, I’m okay with that.  It does have the two white dots, which is usually indicative of a factory installation, but will probably never know for sure.  There’s also no ghost marks on top of the barrel from any other rear sight being installed and the dovetail blank has lots of dried oil around it.  Still a keeper for me…

 

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Beautiful example of a fancy checkered ’95.  And the antique status is quite the bonus.  I am very envious.

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Don,

Very Nice Model 1895!  You will really appreciate the Shotgun butt if you shoot that rifle with the factory 220-gr loads.  I suppose that you bought it with the refunded $$$$ you got for the returned Model 1886.  

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Nicely done, Don! I’m not a big fan of the 1895 either but if you change your mind about this one being a keeper I’ll certainly help you find it a new home. Wood is pretty spectacular and the metal looks like it has led a good life. Lyman sight is pretty special, too. If you’re not careful that model and cartridge might grow on you.

 

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The model 1895 is honestly not my collection focus, but I thought it would be cool to have at least one special one in my collection.  It has beautiful figured checkered wood and is in a caliber that ammo is still (sort-of) available and, best of all, it’s an antique made in 1898.  The only anomaly is that is doesn’t letter with the Lyman 21 receiver sight, but with it being a model 1895, I’m okay with that.  It does have the two white dots, which is usually indicative of a factory installation, but will probably never know for sure.  There’s also no ghost marks on top of the barrel from any other rear sight being installed and the dovetail blank has lots of dried oil around it.  Still a keeper for me…

 

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Beautiful 95 Don. And I would bet the farm that Lyman 21 receiver sight is original factory installed!

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Way to go Don! That’s a real beauty, I have shot lots of 30-40 and have a ’95 in considerably less condition in the same caliber. You’ll like it.

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Don,

Very Nice Model 1895!  You will really appreciate the Shotgun butt if you shoot that rifle with the factory 220-gr loads.  I suppose that you bought it with the refunded $$$$ you got for the returned Model 1886.  

Bert

  

Thanks Bert. You are correct that I swapped that redone 1886 for this 1895 plus a little cash back.  I’m happy now!

Don

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Nicely done, Don! I’m not a big fan of the 1895 either but if you change your mind about this one being a keeper I’ll certainly help you find it a new home. Wood is pretty spectacular and the metal looks like it has led a good life. Lyman sight is pretty special, too. If you’re not careful that model and cartridge might grow on you.

 

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Thanks Mike.  I usually prefer the traditional tubular magazine models (mostly the 1894), but I’m a sucker for any model with fancy wood.

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deerhunter said

The model 1895 is honestly not my collection focus, but I thought it would be cool to have at least one special one in my collection.  It has beautiful figured checkered wood and is in a caliber that ammo is still (sort-of) available and, best of all, it’s an antique made in 1898.  The only anomaly is that is doesn’t letter with the Lyman 21 receiver sight, but with it being a model 1895, I’m okay with that.  It does have the two white dots, which is usually indicative of a factory installation, but will probably never know for sure.  There’s also no ghost marks on top of the barrel from any other rear sight being installed and the dovetail blank has lots of dried oil around it.  Still a keeper for me…

 

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Beautiful 95 Don. And I would bet the farm that Lyman 21 receiver sight is original factory installed!

  

Thanks Rick.  I’m leaning toward the Lyman 21 being factory installed as well, but the fact is, to some Winchester purists, it will always have a little ding against it.  I don’t mind though…I like it.  The 1895 looks naked without it!

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Way to go Don! That’s a real beauty, I have shot lots of 30-40 and have a ’95 in considerably less condition in the same caliber. You’ll like it.

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Thanks Darrin.  The bore looked to be about a 7 out of 10 and a little frosty in the grooves.  After about 2 hours of soaking, brushing, and 40+ cleaning patches, the bore turned out to be a beautiful 9+.  I’ll need to scour the gun shows for some 30-40 ammo now and take her to the range.

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Don,  The model 1895 is kind of like a fungus.  It will grow on you!  Tim

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Don,  The model 1895 is kind of like a fungus.  It will grow on you!  Tim

  

Well hell, I already have the disease and now you’re telling me I have a fungus?!   Sure hope my wife doesn’t find out! 

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Don,

As you well know, those of us in the Great PNW do not have fungus… but the Moss sure grows real fast!!

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As you well know, those of us in the Great PNW do not have fungus… but the Moss sure grows real fast!!

Bert

p.s. did you get snowed on today?

  

You’re right about that!  No snow at my elevation, but the hills are a bit white.

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I like this gun a lot!  very nice indeed. I personally like the honest wear and use associated with it.  as to the lyman 21 sight you could start with making sure the code on the back is WR. im sure you have done this already though!   once again gun looks great! congratulations.  

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I’ve got a bunch of 95’s, but nothing that nice!

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I’ve got a bunch of 95’s, but nothing that nice!

  

Ditto.

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Jeremy Scott. said
I like this gun a lot!  very nice indeed. I personally like the honest wear and use associated with it.  as to the lyman 21 sight you could start with making sure the code on the back is WR. im sure you have done this already though!   once again gun looks great! congratulations.  

  

Thanks Jeremy.  That was the first thing I checked.  It does have the correct WR code on the back side of the Lyman 21.  

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