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Friends, I am a huge John Moses Browning fan. I have always wanted a Winchester 1895 in .405 WCF. I do not care for the modern features of the current production rifle, the authenticity of an original in .405 WCF is not so critical to me, especially given the supply / demand / cost for them. I prefer to leave the authentic rifles for the serious collectors. So, here is my question. If I were to buy a 1895 in .30-40 Krag or 7.62 Russian, how complicated would a conversion to .405 WCF be? I think the bolt face would be no problem. Is it as simple as a new barrel? Or are there other considerations? I know much more about shooting firearms than I know about building them… Thank you very much for your time and consideration. 

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My .405 cost me $2500. It’s all original with a Lyman #21 peep sight. All you have to do is poke around a bit.

95’s in 7.62 are scarce as hen’s teeth these days and run over 4K even in fairly worn condition..

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Brooksy said
My .405 cost me $2500. It’s all original with a Lyman #21 peep sight. All you have to do is poke around a bit.

95’s in 7.62 are scarce as hen’s teeth these days and run over 4K even in fairly worn condition..

  

I still marvel over this.  When I was a young lad these would be stuffed into barrels, muzzle down (as were many other military surplus rifles) and they were cheap!  They weren’t big sellers (back then).

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