Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters




sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_Print sp_TopicIcon
Model 1895 w/ 36" Barrel
March 11, 2021
9:32 pm
Avatar
Great Basin
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 353
Member Since:
November 27, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I’ve been hearing about this 36″ 1895 for a long while and the stars lined up just right to get the chance to make a deal on it.  According to Rob Kassab and Brad Dunbar’s great book on 1895’s, there were only 6 1895’s with 36″ barrels in the factory record. I believe this is only the second one to surface to date.

36-Inch-95-1.JPGImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
March 11, 2021
10:09 pm
Avatar
Kingston, WA
Forum Posts: 11941
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Very Cool!!  Is it a 38-72 or a 40-72 (not that it really matters) ?

WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

March 11, 2021
10:41 pm
Avatar
Great Basin
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 353
Member Since:
November 27, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Bert,

It’s a 38-72 and letters with the Lyman receiver sight and globe front sight.  It makes quite a sight picture and sight radius, although I may need binoculars to be able to focus on the front sight.Wink  Mark

March 11, 2021
10:57 pm
Avatar
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 1158
Member Since:
July 8, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Mark,

Very nice, rare rifle. It even letters with the receiver sight.  I guess if you miss, you can always swing the gun at the target and hit it with the end of the barrelSmile.

Al

March 12, 2021
1:02 am
Avatar
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2528
Member Since:
November 19, 2006
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Super Super Cool!  Now, that is one collectable rifle 🙂

I am several shades of green (envy) at the moment.  

March 12, 2021
1:24 am
Avatar
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 30
Member Since:
July 26, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Oh wow, that is sweet!

I think I have heard about a 36” ‘95 over on the 24hour campfire forum.

Hope you’ll be doing a video on that one soon

March 12, 2021
2:11 am
Avatar
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 1086
Member Since:
June 4, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

 Mark, That is special, what a gun! RARE, RARE! Congratulations!  T/R

March 14, 2021
11:11 pm
Avatar
Northern edge of the D/FW Metromess
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 3457
Member Since:
November 7, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Congrats, Mark. Looking forward to a range report. Somehow I suspect you’ll do better than that, maybe a video? 

 

Mike

Life Member TSRA, Endowment Member NRA
BBHC Member, TGCA Member
Smokeless powder is a passing fad! -Steve Garbe
I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. -Woodrow F. Call, Lonesome Dove
Some of my favorite recipes start out with a handful of depleted counterbalance devices.-TXGunNut
Presbyopia be damned, I'm going to shoot this thing! -TXGunNut
March 14, 2021
11:19 pm
Avatar
Great Basin
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 353
Member Since:
November 27, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

TXGunNut said
Congrats, Mark. Looking forward to a range report. Somehow I suspect you’ll do better than that, maybe a video? 

 

Mike  

Thanks Mike.  I’m in the process of casting and loading some 38-72 WCF for the 30″ half octagon that I used to slug the bore in a recent episode.  I may just have to load up a few extras for an episode with that “new-to-me” 36″ rifle.  Keep an eye out for that one.  Mark

March 15, 2021
12:07 am
Avatar
Northern edge of the D/FW Metromess
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 3457
Member Since:
November 7, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Mark Douglas said

Thanks Mike.  I’m in the process of casting and loading some 38-72 WCF for the 30″ half octagon that I used to slug the bore in a recent episode.  I may just have to load up a few extras for an episode with that “new-to-me” 36″ rifle.  Keep an eye out for that one.  Mark  

Looking forward to it! My furnaces can’t keep up with your Master Caster but I have some interesting moulds for that caliber. Was there a nominal bullet weight for the 38-72? May be dabbling with my 38-55’s soon, could pour a few extra to send your way.

 

Mike

Life Member TSRA, Endowment Member NRA
BBHC Member, TGCA Member
Smokeless powder is a passing fad! -Steve Garbe
I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. -Woodrow F. Call, Lonesome Dove
Some of my favorite recipes start out with a handful of depleted counterbalance devices.-TXGunNut
Presbyopia be damned, I'm going to shoot this thing! -TXGunNut
March 17, 2021
6:19 pm
Avatar
Eastern Iowa
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 109
Member Since:
February 22, 2021
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

NIFTY!Smile

Forum Timezone: UTC 0

Most Users Ever Online: 628

Currently Online: Bill Hockett, mrcvs, JWA, Aussie Chris, lottomaxk
64 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)


Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 16

Topics: 9346

Posts: 80604


Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1262

Members: 10755

Moderators: 4

Admins: 3


Top Posters:

1873man: 4975

TXGunNut: 3457

clarence: 3388

Chuck: 2949

twobit: 2741

steve004: 2528

Maverick: 1852

Big Larry: 1632

JWA: 1627

RickC: 1474