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1895 Winchester lever action rifle, in 405 Winchester, 300 gr bullet, Teddy Roosevelt called the Cartridge and Rifle his " Big Medicine". Review and testing Power and penetration, water, wet pants, and hardwood, The 1895 Winchester was originally designed for pointed bullets and smokeless powder, there by getting rid of the theory that lever actions can’t shoot pointed bullets, Like the 30-06, 303 British, later Browning brought it out in 270 Winchester

30 Army was what the 30-40 Krag Round was originally called. That round was part of the early chambering and used in the Spanish American War. Winchester did a limited run of the Krag chambering a few years ago. With Hornady Precision Hunter 180 gr it’s a great hunting close cover combination without vicious recoil


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never owned an 1895.........it will remain a fantasy and part of that is the lore of TR..........
 

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The 1895 is a cool gun and the 405 Winchester was a great cartridge for its day. I had a Marlin Model 1895 in 45-70 that was a great gun. I used to load 400 gr Speer flat-nose to about 3,200 ft-lbs muzzle energy (1,900 fps) for that gun. It was a hoot to shoot but a little punishing.
 

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The one pictured is I believe one of the reproductions made by Chiappa. All the originals I've seen featured blued receivers not case hardened. There were large numbers of them chambered in 7.62X54R and shipped off to Czarist Russia prior to WW1.
 
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