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Model 1895 w/ 36" Barrel
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March 11, 2021 - 9:32 pm
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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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

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

 

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

 

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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

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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.

 

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