Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1038: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action NRA Musket

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

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Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action NRA Musket

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1895
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
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Catalog Page: 38
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1915. These N.R.A. muskets were made to comply with the specifications of the National Rifle Association of America's "any military arm" matches with special 24 inch barrels, Krag style rear sights, and special flat buttplates. This example also has a special ordered threaded muzzle. The threads at the muzzle provided a means to attach a silencer made by Maxim and others as advertised by Winchester from 1902 to 1910. Per Winchester expert and author George Madis, only "a few Winchesters" left the factory with "threads cut on the barrel" for the purpose of attaching a silencer (see "The Winchester Book," page 467). (Due to the period of time the rifle was made, there is no way to document the aforementioned feature, as Cody does not have the records for 1915). Other features include standard Winchester markings with the factory oval proof on the receiver ring and barrel ahead of the rear sight, barrel non factory drilled and tapped for scope/sight mounting, bayonet lug on the underside of the barrel band, and musket stock with finger grooved forearm.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 70% original blue finish with thinning to brown-gray on the balance. The wood is excellent with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A solid example of a Winchester Model 1895 NRA Musket with rare special order threaded muzzle.

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