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Winchester Model 1895 in 7.62x54r

Postby iridium-192 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:56 pm

Very interesting article to read...
On paper, at the beginning of World War I, the Russian Army was the most formidable land force in the world. With almost three million men under arms, it was a potential juggernaut that terrified the German general staff. The only problem was, supplies and equipment were woefully short, and over a third of the army didn’t even have guns! A solution was found from a most unlikely source when the Winchester Model 1895 lever-action rifle entered the service of the czar.

The standard-issue Russian infantry rifle at the time was the Model 1891 Mosin-Nagant. It was a very good bolt-action repeater; the only problem was the Russians couldn’t make enough of them. At the Battle of Tannenberg, for instance, half of the Russian infantry went into battle unarmed and had to pick up the rifles of their fallen comrades.

The entire contract of 300,000 Model 95s were delivered to the Russians in 1915-16.

Read more: http://www.gunsandammo.com/2011/10/18/r ... z2pgHKNjoS


http://www.armslist.com/posts/2129603/w ... n-7-62x54r

http://www.rarewinchesters.com/gunroom/ ... ails.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKgr8rDWX1M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCL8b7U-14k

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Re: Winchester Model 1895 in 7.62x54r

Postby iridium-192 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:10 pm

It is still available to be purchased in Russia...
Rare owners call it very beautiful & well built rifle yet too complicated with too many parts therefore not robust enough to become favorite & popular...
Here is a website in Russian but with high quality pictures.
http://weaponland.ru/publ/winchester_m9 ... 9-1-0-1243
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Postby Even11 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:19 pm

These are awfully cool rifles, and they make a cool rifle even more rare in our favorite caliber! heres one that I was ogling on gunbroker. Its an ended auction so you may have to sign in to see it. It went for $3250

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =379759847

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Postby Gamecock24 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:01 am

Yes these are cool rifles. I looked into getting one after the first time I read about them. Then I saw what they were going for. :o there's several other guns I'd want to get for that cost. Maybe one day when I'm rich I'll get one ;).
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Postby bearrowland » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:31 am

Thanks for posting this sir....great article! I didn't know that Winchester managed to fulfill the entire contract before the Revolution. Those pics off of the website are great!
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