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Gun Stories Online: Roosevelt’s Africa Guns (Bonus Content)

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Michael Bane and Cory Trapp talk about the Winchester Model 1895 featured in Gun Stories Season 4 – Episode 7.


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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 spitzer (pointed) bullets. The M1895 was also the last of the lever action rifles to be designed by John Browning, and featured a rear locking bolt as in his previous designs dating back to the Winchester 1886. The M1895 is the strongest lever action rifle Winchester has produced, designed to handle the increased pressures generated by the more powerful smokeless powder cartridges entering common use at the time of its introduction. By today’s standards however, the design is considered relatively weak, and not suited to high pressure loads. (Source: Wikipedia)


3 Responses to Gun Stories Online: Roosevelt’s Africa Guns (Bonus Content)

  1. Andt Moon

    August 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    YES YES YES! More bonus content! This series deserves an hour.

    Thank You,


  2. Scott

    August 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I agree Andy!

  3. Jack Hunt

    January 1, 2015 at 7:09 am

    The Russian military bought these rifles chambered in 7.62x54mm. Great video and I wish this show was an hour long and also that you made more shows per season.

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