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Winchester M1895 Carbines at "1. Königlich Sächsisches Ulanenregiment Nr. 17" in Germany
March 31, 2020
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Has anyone ever heard of Winchster Model 1895 used by the first royal Saxon cavalry regiment No.17 until 1919? According to Wikipedia, 8000 pieces in caliber 30-06 were bought by Saxony. 

Has anyone seen one of the weapons before or knows more about it?

 

Greetings from Germany and stay healthy

 

Stefan

April 1, 2020
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I found a little more information:

The 1st and 3rd squadrons were equipped from 1912 with the Winchester repeating rifle M 1895 in cal. .30-06 Winchester. This was the musket version with a device for planting bayonets. The weapon had a sight with settings up to 800 m (approx. 900 yards). The barrel length of the rifles for the German Empire was 22 inches (56 cm).”

I don’t think they were really muskets with 22 inch barrels. Rather, it was a carbine with a bayonet holder.

I’m looking for pictures or more informations.

 

Stefan

April 2, 2020
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Hi Stefan

I don’t remember hearing of these before.  Sounds interesting.  I guess it makes sense that it would have been prior to WWI.

 

Here’s something that came up when I googled your topic:

https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=137681

Regards

Brad Dunbar

http://1895book.com/

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