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Question about Teddy Roosevelt's Winchester M1895 with, "electric lighted sights"
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I had never heard of this but I ran into a reference indicating T.R. took two .405’s to Africa and one was equipped with, “electric lighted sights” (and a Maxim silencer).  In addition, reportedly one of the two 1903 Springfields that went along also had the same lighted sight (and also was fitted with a Maxim silencer).  This is a new one to me.  What do others know? 

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If you are referring to the Field and Stream article I am curious as well.

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I had not been aware this reference appeared in a Field and Stream article.  Here is where I found the reference (picture #8 in this auction).  By the way, this is an interesting .405.  I don’t believe I have seen a .405 fitted for a Maxim silencer before:

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/680220557

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I found this article. There is also not mentioned more specifically. Only “illuminated sights” and “arrangement for shooting at night”.

 

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There’s at least one experimental ’03 equipped with illuminated sights at the Springfield Armory Museum; might have been some variant of this device installed on TR’s rifle.   

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