My "new" Win. 1895 (lots of pics)

My "new" Win. 1895 (lots of pics)

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    Talking My "new" Win. 1895 (lots of pics)

    I had been wanting a model 1895 for some time now, but I admit I was a bit intimidated to hunt one down because I figured it would be hard and rather expensive. So I marked it down at the top of my "Wish I Had" list left it at that, and softly whined whenever I saw one in a book or a movie.

    So my husband and I were visiting his grandparents in Colorado this holiday weekend, and we're poking through their garage. Grandparents always have neat, old, dusty things and you never know what you'll find. Everything in the garage looked like a time capsule from 1950...

    And I look over, and there on the wall, just out of my reach...
    "Hand me that, RIGHT OVER THERE!!!!"

    My husband handed it down to me, and I held the rifle in my hands in disbelief. I rubbed off the caked-on dust to read the markings.

    "7.62mm." YES! That was exactly what I was looking for, the model that Winchester made for the Russians in 7.62 x 54R. I already have ammo in that caliber, and lots of it.

    We asked grandpa if we could buy it off of him, and he just brushed his hands at us and said to just take it. I was so giddy I wanted to jump up and down like a 3-year old.

    The rifle was purchased by my husband's great-great uncle, and it passed on to my husband's grandpa, and from there it collected dust for decades.

    So here's some pictures. It's well worn and required a lot of cleaning (and it still needs more). The bore looks good with minor corrosion.

    The stock is not original - off a Swedish Mauser maybe? (Anybody know?) It's missing the stripper clip guide and a few screws. (Complete 1895 can be found here.)

    Suggestions for locating missing pieces, including the bayonet, would be appreciated!













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    WOW !

    What a day. Im happy for you...it doesnt get any better than that.
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    Coolness! Is that label on the stock written in Finnish?
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    Beats me, it looks like gobbledegook to me.
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    Nice Find, Betty...

    That's what's great about family...

    Enjoy...

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    It's not Finnish, more likely Swedish.
    According to InterTrans.com Sikte is 'view' or 'sight', for is 'ago'.
    Skjutning is 'shooting' and med is 'with'.
    No translation for Trubbkula or Spetskula in Swedish, Finnish, Danish or Norwegian.

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    I've seen a couple of these (in different calibers)....& they had the same style forend on it. I think it is original for that rifle.
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    Now THAT's a find, Betty.

    A lever action 7.62 X 54. My Mosins are turning green with envy. Or mold....or something....
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    Very nice find Betty.

    spetskula is pointed bullet in Swedish

    trubbkula is round-nosed bullet in Swedish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    Very nice find Betty.

    spetskula is pointed bullet in Swedish

    trubbkula is round-nosed bullet in Swedish
    thanks, I always enjoy linguistic puzzles.

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    Now I have seen the pic's I am an even brighter shade of green!

    That is something else Betty - you heap darned lucky lady
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    Wow Betty! As a kid I spent a lot of hours poking through my Grandpa's garage, but never found anything even close to this cool...

    Congratulations!
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    Neat find... but I got to ask, why did you want that gun? Its seems a rather odd piece for one to want, but I will say it is very cool.
    I guess I just answered my own question.
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    Betty you do come up with some of the best guns, I have been watching for an 1895 myself but now it is hard to find one under $1000 in any caliber in any condition. I just hate it when a company goes under.

    Great find, Congrats.

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    Beautiful Winchester, Betty!

    Contact Rob Kassab at Rare Winchesters, he maybe able to answer many of your questions.
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