Russian Winchester Model 1895 in 7.62x54R
The Winchester 1895 is a lever-action rifle manufactured by Winchester in the early 19th century, and is he brain child of John Browning. Between 1915 and 1917 approximately 300,000 M1895's were manufactured for the Czar’s army, however only about 294,000 made it to Russia since about 6,000 were sunk on their journey across the Ocean by German submarines. Chambered in 7.62×54R these versions were modified to be loaded using the same charger clips used in the Mosin–Nagant and they also had longer barrels fitted with an extended forestock and bayonet lug. Initial delivery of the rifles was delayed because adaptation to Russian standards, particularly the charger guide, proved more difficult than expected. Additional delays resulted from incompetent and obstructive Russian inspectors, who often rejected rifles for irrelevant flaws such as wood grain in the stock being insufficiently straight. If a rifle was accepted to the Czars Army, it has the [Xn3] mark on both the receiver and barrel, which can be seen on this rifle. Upon arrival, Russia issued many of these rifles immediately to troops from Finland and the Baltic states, especially the Latvian Riflemen where most of these can be found today. Finally, at least 9,000 Model 1895 rifles are known to have been provided by the Soviet Union in 1936 to the Spanish Republicans for use in the Spanish Civil War, and it’s unknown how many made it back to the USA.
This exact rifle was featured in Forgotten Weapon’s (@forgottenweapons ) video on the Winchester 1895!
Video taken by- @milsurps_and_more
Owned by- @milsurp_underground
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