BROWNING BROTHERS of OGDEN, UTAH Marked WIN. 1895
1915 Manufactured Model 1895 in .30-06!
Here we present a Browning Bros. Marked Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle in .30-06 Springfield (or “.30 GOVT.1906.” as the barrel reads), manufactured in 1915 in New Haven, Connecticut. The M1895 was the last of the lever-action rifles to be designed by John Moses Browning and featured a rear locking bolt as in his previous designs dating back to the Winchester 1886. The M1895 was the strongest lever-action rifle Winchester had produced, designed to handle the increased pressures generated by the more powerful smokeless powder cartridges entering common use at the time of its introduction. The Model 1895 was the first Winchester rifle to feature a box magazine located underneath the action instead of the tubular magazine design, which had remained fundamentally unchanged from the Winchester 1866. This allowed the rifle to safely chamber military and hunting cartridges with pointed bullets.
This one bears the “BROWNING BROS CO OGDEN U” marking on the top of the barrel, a rare trait. This was part of the agreement between Winchester and Browning that he would be compensated monetarily for his patent and he would also receive completed rifles to sell in the family shop in Ogden. These rifles were stamped once they reached Ogden. A very neat piece of history!
The overall condition is near fine. 70% of the original blue finish remains. The markings are clear. The walnut stock remains solid, though it was clearly well-used. The bore is shiny bright with sharp rifling. The action is excellent. Here is a fantastic example of the last Browning lever action rifle with his name on it!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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