September 22, 2011
April 23, 2012
September 29, 1993
The "standard" round barreled Model 1895 rifle will be found most often with the pinned front sight. When special front sights were ordered, such as a Lyman, they will be found with a dovetailed ramp. Octagon barreled Model 1895's will have a dovetailed front sight without a ramp.
Here is a god tutorial: http://www.rarewinchesters.com/gunroom/1895/model_95.shtml
September 22, 2011
Yes, I found that tutorial, after I posted my question. I just had never seen that sight before, but, then again, I had not looked at many 1895's before, either. I came to the conclusion that it was original on this flatside. Sold at auction today, maybe 75% condition, original rear sight missing (insert present, but obvious evidence of original rear sight), not refinished, later Lyman receiver sight added. I could not even get a bid on, this went way more than retail (and I like to get at less than wholesale)!!! 🙂 Any ideas what a flatside in this condition would really be worth, in .30-40 Krag? I won't reveal the results until I get some answers from you, or until a bit of time has gone by. The auction site pictures were not that good, you had to see the gun in person to know what it was really like. Let's just say that any idiot with a bank account and a telephone could have bought that gun today. I just hope the winning bidder is not too disappointed!
Okay, no responses, so here is what it sold for: $2,800. There was no buyer's premium or sales tax, but, if you paid by credit card, there would be a 4% ($112) premium.
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