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Old December 31, 2010, 06:02 AM   #1
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strange Win 95

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got a strange break open single shot shotgun. The receiver of Winchester 1895 has been altered. Barrel octagonal for 1/3 length. Sorry, pics are too small. Anyone has an idea if it was factory made?
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Old December 31, 2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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That looks kinda like a Model 20. Weird stuff.
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Old December 31, 2010, 05:52 PM   #3
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How about a picture of the action? it looks interesting, but I think I can pretty well say nothing like that ever came out of the Winchester factory.

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Old December 31, 2010, 06:12 PM   #4
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How about a picture of the action? it looks interesting, but I think I can pretty well say nothing like that ever came out of the Winchester factory.
Apparently you've been alive since the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co became Winchester Repeating Arms Company, back in 1866.

I think it may be a gun smith creation. I too never saw a Winchester model such as that. The other possibility is perhaps it was a prototype which was redesigned into a different looking/named model, basically an experimental gun which was never mass produced.
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Old December 31, 2010, 06:15 PM   #5
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I have to go along with WINCHESTER 73, I have studied old Winchesters for decades now and this is a real head scratcher.
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Old December 31, 2010, 06:58 PM   #6
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I say it is a gunsmith - or blacksmith - assembly of a busted Winchester into a functional even though minimum firearm.
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Old December 31, 2010, 10:32 PM   #7
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Not that late. I showed "Horsey" and Dan how to rework Lew Jenning's design.



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Old January 1, 2011, 05:41 PM   #8
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Not that late. I showed "Horsey" and Dan how to rework Lew Jenning's design.
That explains a lot
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Old January 2, 2011, 06:26 AM   #9
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more on the strange gun

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I gave the gun to a friend. Next time I dissemble it and upload the photos. Maybe some of you guys can make something out of it. Interestingly enough it has a serial number. Another friend of mine took a dive into internet and found out the part with the serial number was made in 1914.

I think it must be a local blacksmith creation. Wait until I put more and bigger pics on the net. Maybe somebody recognises which different guns' parts besides the WIN 95 were used.
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