The lever-action Winchester Model 1873, the company’s first center-fire, is a classic piece of Americana, and its iconic lines are instantly recognizable. Now it is back in the Winchester catalog, and the barrels are roll-marked “Winchester” for the first time since 1919.
When it came to gun knowledge or shooting skill, no chief executive, now or then, was the equal of President Theodore Roosevelt. When it came to rifles, he not only preferred those of the Winchester Repeating Arms Co., he used them with confidence throughout his life.
This "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV takes a look at the history of the Army's short-lived lever-action service rifle: the Winchester Model 1895.
In this week's episode, we'll dive into the history of the Remington 700 and the M1C sniper rifle, as well as test the Winchester 1895.