Forum Scope


Forum Options

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
1895 Saddle Ring Carbine Restoration and Appreciation Post
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
March 31, 2024
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
April 27, 2024 - 2:28 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

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. 


Win 1895 SRCImage Enlarger


WACA Member
Forum Posts: 318
Member Since:
November 9, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
April 27, 2024 - 1:23 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

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

North D/FW
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 325
Member Since:
April 30, 2023
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
April 28, 2024 - 2:54 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

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!

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Online: twobit, 1ned1, oldtimemainer, tsbccut, markone1966
Guest(s) 61
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6537
TXGunNut: 5211
Chuck: 4694
steve004: 4351
1873man: 4332
Big Larry: 2359
twobit: 2324
mrcvs: 1779
TR: 1732
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 12937
Posts: 112905


Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1793
Members: 8949
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3