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Re: Unusual looking M1895 coming up for auction
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April 2, 2021 - 4:21 pm
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I can’t say I like it.  Do others here find it appealing?:

https://www.poulinauctions.com/winchester-1895-deluxe-lever-action-rifle/

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The lead weights are truly bizarre. A heavy brl may increase accuracy, but what does this do but make the gun clumsy to handle?

 How about those “declining values,” that some folks keep talking about, flashing at the top of the page?  Every one 2 to 4 times over the estimates!

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I like the gun.
Lead weights to facilitate balance?

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The extra long forearm is a bit different, what I don’t like is the checkering being pushed forward instead of being centered on the forearm.

Myself, I prefer a shotgun butt VS a crescent from a shooting aspect. (after all, that’s what these rifles were designed to do. it’s not about eye candy) I know lots of others walk away from shotgun butts,  in reality crescents are unwieldly and tend to hang up when snap shots are presented. Just my .02…….

 

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Erin Grivicich said
The extra long forearm is a bit different, what I don’t like is the checkering being pushed forward instead of being centered on the forearm.

Myself, I prefer a shotgun butt VS a crescent from a shooting aspect. (after all, that’s what these rifles were designed to do. it’s not about eye candy) I know lots of others walk away from shotgun butts,  in reality crescents are unwieldly and tend to hang up when snap shots are presented. Just my .02…….

 

Erin  

Erin – it’s always nice to meet another shotgun butt fan.  I know some of the crescent butt fans claim they are more comfortable to shoot.  We are all put together differently, so both perspectives can be equally true.

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Put me in the shotgun butt category. 

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The weights in the forestock will push the balance point forward so you don’t have to carry it by the magazine, which is a pain in the buttocks. I would have liked to have seen a schnable on the forestock.

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steve004 said

 I know some of the crescent butt fans claim they are more comfortable to shoot. 

More comfortable???  Guess that’s why they’re so commonly used on heavy caliber double-rifles & military muskets.

Truth is, crescents are a strictly American affectation derived from early Kentucky rifles which had the recoil of a handgun.

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The weights in the forestock will push the balance point forward so you don’t have to carry it by the magazine, which is a pain in the buttocks. I would have liked to have seen a schnable on the forestock.  

This could be the reason the checkering is moved forward, the carry point would of been in the uncheckered portion of the forearm……

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clarence said

steve004 said
 I know some of the crescent butt fans claim they are more comfortable to shoot. 

More comfortable???  Guess that’s why they’re so commonly used on heavy caliber double-rifles & military muskets.

Truth is, crescents are a strictly American affectation derived from early Kentucky rifles which had the recoil of a handgun.  

KY rifles can deliver quite a wallup in larger calibers. But, you’re right, it’s a ‘merican thang. 

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clarence said

steve004 said
 I know some of the crescent butt fans claim they are more comfortable to shoot. 

More comfortable???  Guess that’s why they’re so commonly used on heavy caliber double-rifles & military muskets.

Truth is, crescents are a strictly American affectation derived from early Kentucky rifles which had the recoil of a handgun.  

Yes – MORE comfortable.  At least as reported by people OTHER THAN ME.

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steve004 said

Yes – MORE comfortable.  At least as reported by people OTHER THAN ME.  

I knew what you meant, Steve. 

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I like it, may look a little odd but I bet it carries nice and is pleasant to shoot. As usual I’m a sucker for an honest gun with nice wood, especially when it’s more than a bit unusual.

 

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