Just found this interesting Model 1895 in .401 S/N# 46154 on Gunbroker. The Seller stated that his Grandfather hunted with Teddy Roosevelt's personal physician who was given the 1895 which was reported to have gone to Africa with TR, by the President himself. That the grandfather received it through a trade for another gun. The 1895 comes with a letter which explains the history.
An interesting story, is it known how many 1895s went to Africa with TR?
I very curious to see what the experts think about this! Could it be?
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Bert, I read that too, I read that the 30-40 was one of TRs sons,
I'm not sure if it was this same Africa safari but other companies were looking for a piece of the publicity. Remington had advertisement's with their Autoloading rifle (Model-8 in .35 Rem) along, also a Holland and Holland double rifle in .500/450. an Army (M1903) Springfield in .30-06 caliber stocked and sighted for TR, and a Fox No. 12 shotgun, all being along for the ride.
Well in my business, the letter is not enough to prove anything(unless it was signed and certified by Roosevelt himself). Might and maybe don't cut it. besides the National Park service or Smithsonian would have tried to grab it up a long time ago.
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