1916 Winchester 1895 Musket / Russian Contract

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1916 Winchester 1895 Musket / Russian Contract

Postby Miller Tyme » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:56 pm

Another ‘Grail” rifle has been scratched off my list of firearms I want and I couldn’t be more pleased.

It’s a 1916 Winchester 1895 Musket / Russian Contract Rifle, one of approx. 300,000 rifles Winchester delivered to the Czar between 1915-1916. This rifle also appears to have been shipped to Spain during the SCW and has the Spanish MP8 flaming bomb Cartouche stamped on the butt stock.

The bluing is about 20% and the bore is dark but has good rifling. The butt stock has a spliced repair and what appears to be a rack number ( 10 ) stamped on it. The hand guard appears to be a replacement but by who or when is unknown. The action is crisp and it cycles dummy rounds nicely though I am still debating on how much range time, if any it will be receiving.

















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Re: 1916 Winchester 1895 Musket / Russian Contract

Postby joseyclosey » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:16 pm

What a marvelous piece of history MT, I would have to shoot it at least once if it were mine.

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Re: 1916 Winchester 1895 Musket / Russian Contract

Postby Miller Tyme » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:04 pm

“The only real power comes out of a long rifle" - Joseph Stalin
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Re: 1916 Winchester 1895 Musket / Russian Contract

Postby PeterN2 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:37 pm

Now, that is one rifle I would like to have. I have never seen one of the Russian contract rifles for sale in the UK. Thanks for showing it.
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Re: 1916 Winchester 1895 Musket / Russian Contract

Postby joseyclosey » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:21 pm

Shooting pics would be good too MT. :D
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Re: 1916 Winchester 1895 Musket / Russian Contract

Postby Karl/Pa. » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:12 pm

Great find.
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