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April 27, 2024 - 2:28 am
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Hi Y’all

 I’ve been meaning to share my 1895 saddle ring carbine I purchased several months ago, and I just got it back from being refinished. Somebody with seemingly little sense stripped most of the finish off the gun before it came into my possession, as it had minimal surface pitting and crisp lines. The perfect candidate for a reblue. I believe it was manufactured in 1924, serial number 413,640B, 30-06 chambering. I shot the gun several times with 30-06 lightened down to 30-40 Krag ballistics before I sent it off and found it to be a pleasant and accurate shooter at 100-150 yards free hand. Hopefully the link I posted is viewable, otherwise I’ll be ending up emailing somebody some pictures. The 1895 saddle ring carbine is my personal favorite variation and I’m glad to have one in the collection! P.S. Does anyone know carbine production overall? They seem like one of the scarcer variants of the 95. 

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April 27, 2024 - 1:23 pm
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Looks good Dan! The Russian contract was by far the most biggest seller, but not many made it back to the US in good shape, so they get good money. Then rifles, carbines and muskets. There are many configurations and options, for the 95 collector to look for. good luck

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I like it Dan. I’m one who doesn’t mind nicely done, professional refinishes if done in circumstances like this. If it’s going to rot otherwise, preserve it for another 100 years! I have a couple nice refinished guns and they sold for very little comparatively, happy to have them!

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