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#11910307 - 03/19/17 RAS's 1895  
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All:

I don't think I showed my 1895 here yet. Here are the details.

SN:707X
Has 'JM' stamp on barrel.
Buttstock and buttplate have serial number stamped on it.
Forearm doesn't have any markings, but I believe it is 100% original.
22 inch barrel.
Full buckhorn rear sight. Marbles 65?
I think tang sight is a Savage #18.
No extra holes on gun anywhere.
No cracks in the wood or metal.
Everything works great.
The best part, nice clean bore and head space is fine.
The gun is very useable. I would love to bag a buck with it.
For a genuine 1895, it is a tight gun and a real gem.

Thinking about selling it. Just not there quite yet.


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#11910310 - 03/19/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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#11910317 - 03/19/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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Sweet! That's as "honest" as they get! I'm envious.


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#11910472 - 03/19/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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Nice rifle. Thanks for posting!
Would be nice to know if it letters as 22".
A few more pics of the fore would be interesting too.



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#11910601 - 03/19/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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I will try to get more photos when I can.

The bore on this gun is the best I have seen out of any gun under 90,000. Vast majority of them are dark. This one is pretty darn shiney. It is a great, usable hunting rifle.


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#11910664 - 03/19/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: JeffG]  
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Originally Posted by JeffG
Sweet! That's as "honest" as they get! I'm envious.


you bet! me too smile

thanks for sharing pics!

dave

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V nice! This might be a dumb question but what caliber is it? I've never seen one before

#11910859 - 03/19/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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Did any 1895s come in 30-30??

Anyone hear of one?


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#11911005 - 03/19/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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Originally Posted by RAS
Did any 1895s come in 30-30??

Anyone hear of one?


Not so far!

#11911237 - 03/19/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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None in 30-30, all in 303 Savage. Nice gun, I'd love to see a pic of that with a deer or three.

#11911510 - 03/19/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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Originally Posted by RAS
Did any 1895s come in 30-30??

Anyone hear of one?


ALL WERE .303


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#11912272 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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hey that looks just like my two.

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#11912602 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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Very Nice. Looks well cared for.
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#11912739 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: 1899sav]  
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Well, i'll pretend i'm Jed for a moment and say not a lot of original finish left,and cheeks have been sanded! other then that a good original worn rifle .I have a few like that myself, and it would be nice if they could talk. Don

#11913089 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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I think that's why we tolerate each other so well...there's bound to be at least one good story underneath all the rough exterior.


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#11913178 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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For those that have an 1895, how much space is between the rear sight dovetail and the receiver?


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#11913271 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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I checked a few and all had 5.5"from the rear of the rear sight to the receiver

#11913320 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: FUG1899]  
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Originally Posted by FUG1899
I checked a few and all had 5.5"from the rear of the rear sight to the receiver


FUG1899,

Just like mine. Thanks.

Remember you saying that you got a 71 in 33?

Well, there is a possibility that a Savage 1895 was factory chambered in 30 WCF. wink

And it is also possible that it had a 22 inch barrel.



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#11913525 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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In the 1895 catalog it list Sporting Rifles from 26-32"barrel and Carbines in 15" and 20" in 303 and .30 cal.U.S.Gov. In the 1897 catalog it list Sporting Rifles
26-30" Carbines in 20" and 22" also 303or .30cal.U.S. Government Smokeless Power NEVER SAY NEVER.

#11913577 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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In 1895 the .30 U.S.Gov't was the .30-40 Krag, which later became .30 Army when the .30-06 came out and was given the .30 Gov't moniker. I don't see how they could've shoehorned a Krag cartridge into the Savage.

I'll bet if some weisenheimer dangled enough money in front of the Savage folks in 1895-1898 they would've done one up in the then new .30WCF (.30-30).


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#11913596 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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Fug1899,

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#11913740 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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30-30 came out in 1895, so I can't conceive of a reason for Savage doing an 1895 In it. Heck, they wouldn't even stamp the name of 30WCF on them when they did come out in 1899's, Savage was stamping 30 SAV on them.

But, never say never.

#11914395 - 03/20/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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I have a letter on an early Savage 1899, and it took 14 months from the time it was ordered to be shipped from the warehouse.

In the period of transition from Marlin producing the lever gun.... back to Savage, can't help but think there were some guns that weren't assembled until Savage got up and running. Creating a delay, of God knows how long. Ya'll know more about this than I do, I'm just a beginner.

Like gnoaah said, money will get you anything !! Calhoun said all when he said "never say never".


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#11915345 - 03/21/17 Re: RAS's 1895 [Re: RAS]  
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