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Winchester Model 1895 - Last of the Classic Lever Actions
April 21, 2019
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Hello Everyone—Happy Easter!

 

Winchester Model 1895—Last of the Classic Lever Actions is now available for pre-order at our website, with shipments scheduled to begin in late July:

https://1895book.com/

 

International orders, including Canada, will be fulfilled by our friend Anthony Vanderlinden of Wet Dog Publications, through our website or at this direct link:

http://www.fnbrowning.com/book-winchester-model-1895-lever-ac

 

Rob and I will also have the book at the WACA Cody Show, July 12-14, 2019.  We will be signing all copies—whether ordered online or received from us in person.

The book is a leather bound hardcover with 432 full-color pages.  WACA members will see this ad in the spring issue of The Winchester Collector:

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We are fortunate to have received Model 1895 information from many of you over the course of researching and writing this book.  Several WACA forum members have also helped a great deal with specific research questions, contributions and in proofreading much of our work.  We are most grateful for the assistance of several museum and university libraries and archives, along with our good friends at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.  The book includes excellent contributions from guest authors as well.  This project could not have been completed without everyone's generous help and support.

This book contains a wealth of information on the Model 1895—among the most interesting of all Winchesters to the authors and its many collectors, in both its design and manufacture, along with the historical period of which it was a part.  The Model 1895 configurations and components are thoroughly covered, along with accoutrements and cartridges.  We were fortunate to cite and include many primary source documents, drawings and photographs from the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, much of it never before published.  In addition, a great deal of important and interesting information for collectors of other contemporary Winchester lever actions is found throughout the book as well. 

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions using the contact form on our website or by email:

Rob: Rob@RobKassab.com

Brad: Brad@WinchesterCollector.org

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Brad Dunbar

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April 21, 2019
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Got my order in on Friday.  I am really looking forward to this long awaited publication.  RDB

April 21, 2019
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Thanks again Roger.  

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Brad Dunbar

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April 21, 2019
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Congrats on getting your book out there for sale, can only imagine all the hard work and patience it took to get this far. Looking forward to receiving your book, looks like it will make a great addition to my little reference library. 

 

Mike

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April 21, 2019
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Congrats Brad and Rob!

I already put in my pre-order.  Looking forward to reading it!

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April 22, 2019
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Put my pre order in too.

April 22, 2019
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Thanks guys.  We've had a lot of help along the way from people here on the forum and a number of you have been patiently waiting for the book to be finished.  Model 1895 collectors are a dedicated group.  We made a great effort to be comprehensive and to offer something new for Model 1895 enthusiasts wherever possible.  However, the book covers many interesting things for collectors of other Winchesters from the 1890s-1930s as well, including, but not limited to, company history, materials and manufacturing, factory records, and cartridges, along with people and events in that very interesting and historical period of time.  Thanks again!

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Brad Dunbar

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April 22, 2019
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Brad,

Congratulations on the successful completion of the book! I would like to take personal delivery of my copy at the Cody show...

Thanks for all the hard work and dedication you and Rob put forth to bring this much needed reference book to fruition!

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April 22, 2019
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Sounds good Bert, thank you for all of your help.

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Brad Dunbar

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April 22, 2019
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 Really nice preview of the book ,Brad.Thanks for posting.Have a Model 1895 .405 WCF .Smile

April 22, 2019
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  Just ordered my copy.Looking forward to reading it ,when it arrives.

April 22, 2019
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 Just received confirmation from Wet Dog.They said my order was part of the  first 10 orders received.Smile

April 23, 2019
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Thanks again 28 gauge!

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Brad Dunbar

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April 23, 2019
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 You are most welcome.Brad.Thak-you for writing the book.

April 23, 2019
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Congratulations to you and to Rob on the completion of your book, and thanks to you both for all the hard work! I've just put in my pre-order, and will be anxiously awaiting to read.

 

Jim

April 24, 2019
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Thanks Jim.  

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Brad Dunbar

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April 28, 2019
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My wife Georgia was one of the proof readers of the new Model 1895 book so I was fortunate to be able to review an advance proof copy.  I was then asked by Rob and Brad to write a book review for the WACA magazine.  I thought you all may be interested in seeing a draft of that review:

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April 28, 2019
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Thank you Rick for the wonderful review of our book.  It was a true labor of love with our hope that this book will be enjoyed by many.

Rob Kassab

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April 28, 2019
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 Nice review.Thank-you for posting.

April 28, 2019
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Stop it, Rick! Our books won’t be here for several weeks and some of us don’t like to wait, lol. I’ll admit the 1895 is my least favorite Winchester lever gun (if there is such a thing) but at the same time it’s one of the most interesting Winchesters. I’m glad Rob and Brad have undertaken this task and I’m looking forward to sitting down with my copy.

 

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