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Old October 19, 2016, 11:04 AM   #1
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Winchester Model 1895 7.62mm Russian Contract Rifle

Here for your viewing pleasure in Winchester Model 1895 7.62mm Russian Contract Rifle serial number 283932 1916 production and falls within the serial number ranges 174,234-377,412 for the second contract of 200,000 rifles singed 27 August 1915 and completed deliveries by December 1916. Rifle has Russian “XN3” acceptance proof mark on the right side of the frame. It also probably served in the Bolshevik Revolution and Spanish Civil War.








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Old October 19, 2016, 11:08 AM   #2
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Old October 19, 2016, 11:12 AM   #3
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Old October 21, 2016, 11:31 AM   #4
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Sweet!

Looks to be in far better shape than most of them.

How's the bore?
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Old October 21, 2016, 12:17 PM   #5
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The old girl has been around, but I wouldn't kick her out of my gun safe.

An 1895 in 7.62x54R has been on my want list for a while. The Tsar's armorers picked a fine rifle for the Russian Empire...
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Old October 21, 2016, 03:27 PM   #6
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Most of the surviving ones have been beaten all to heck and back. This one's taken some lumps, but it looks reasonably good.
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Old October 22, 2016, 10:14 AM   #7
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I was that close to buying one, but it was missing the correct rear sight and handguard. It was a shame really, the rifle was in about the same condition as the OP's with a decent bore. The seller wouldn't come down from $1100 and I refused to pay more than $850.
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Old October 22, 2016, 11:03 AM   #8
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Barrel/bore in good shape considering long service life:






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Old October 22, 2016, 11:34 AM   #9
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An excellent find. Have the headpsace checked out, those in the know have often encountered headspace problems, that 7.62x54R round was a little much for that action.
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Old October 23, 2016, 10:07 AM   #10
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Its guns like that, that I wish came with a USB port in them.
I'd give 100$ to download it's history.
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Old October 23, 2016, 12:36 PM   #11
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Thanks; will check headspace; I also wish this rifle could talk!
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Old October 24, 2016, 05:24 AM   #12
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Good on the good bore. Normally they're pretty much sewer pipes because of the low-level of Russian care and the high level of corrosive salts in the primers...
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Old October 24, 2016, 05:41 PM   #13
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For you movie buffs - the best Japanese director was Akira Kurosawa .The only movie he made away fromJapan was " Dersu Uzala" .A story about an army patrol in Siberia who met a"Mountain Man " .A very different and interesting story. The patrol officer carried aWin 1895 and the rest carried the lesser rifle of the time .
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Old October 25, 2016, 10:17 AM   #14
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Here are two photos of Russian troops armed with these rifles; note soldier on left in first photo loading rifle with 5-round stripper clip:




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Old October 27, 2016, 09:09 AM   #15
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Lots of good stills on IMFDB of Dersu Uzala...

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Dersu_Uzal...ter_Model_1895
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Old February 2, 2017, 11:28 AM   #16
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Per Cody Firearms Records WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 - SERIAL NUMBER 283932 applied on May 20, 1916.
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Old February 2, 2017, 12:17 PM   #17
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Nice! You shoot it yet?
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Old February 4, 2017, 12:18 PM   #18
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Yes, after fixing sticky carrier/spring shot well; probably hadn't been shot in a while; will shoot it a few times a year.
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Old July 6, 2017, 09:12 AM   #19
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got a nice bayonet for the rifle:
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Old July 7, 2017, 07:05 AM   #20
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Sweet!

What did you have to give for it?

Last one I saw was well over $100.
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