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    Default Better get your bids in, guys!

    Original crate of 10 unissued 1895 Winchesters:

    https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/C-Extr...ne%3D#topoflot
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    Man oh man, wouldn't that be nice to call your own. No doubt best to just look and not touch but the temptation would always be there.

    Amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bawanna View Post
    Man oh man, wouldn't that be nice to call your own. No doubt best to just look and not touch but the temptation would always be there.

    Amazing.
    Yeah, I could MAYBE not shoot them but I’d want to keep them dusted off real good. The story at the bottom is interesting.
    The only thing better than having all the guns and ammo you'd ever need would be being able to shoot it all off the back porch.

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    Already too rich for my blood, I guess I'll have to continue to look for the lost wagon load of them down my way: http://www.in-the-desert.com/1895rifles.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by gb6491 View Post
    Already too rich for my blood, I guess I'll have to continue to look for the lost wagon load of them down my way: http://www.in-the-desert.com/1895rifles.html
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    Greg

    Very cool! I love that kind of history!

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    I don't have much use for folks what shoot holes in a sign like that myself. Total lack of respect for history iffen you ask me.

    Some people ya know.

    I do love the photo's Greg post of that area. Different I guess. Kind of like the Salt Flats, distance is very deceiving because you got very little reference.
    Mountain or hill 50 miles away look about 2.
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    Kind of an odd caliber for those rifles. The US military dropped that caliber in the very early 1900's I believe. I love the caliber for a brush gun, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJBert View Post
    Kind of an odd caliber for those rifles. The US military dropped that caliber in the very early 1900's I believe. I love the caliber for a brush gun, though!
    Supposition on my part, but I believe .30 Army was pretty popular back in it's hey day. The then primary US Army issue rifle (Krag–Jørgensen 1892–1903) was chambered in it and it's performance made it a popular hunting round. The old ad shown below seems to indicate that the 1895 was at some point sold in just three calibers, with only the .30 Army being smokeless. That might have appealed to many.

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    Wasn't it one of Teddy's personal favorites, might have my presidents mixed up. I know one was very fond of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bawanna View Post
    Wasn't it one of Teddy's personal favorites, might have my presidents mixed up. I know one was very fond of it.
    It's my understanding that it was. He hunted Africa with one chambered in .405WCF that he called "Big Medicine".
    This article from American Rifleman states he took a .30-40 Model 1895 to Cuba with the Rough Riders:
    https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...hester-rifles/
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