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.
The collecting community has eagerly been waiting for a treatise on the Model 1895 for at least two generations. The first question that comes to my mind is what took so long?
In a desperate need for arms to fight the Germans, the Russian Army turned to Winchester, purchasing Model 1895s in 7.62x54 mm R.
Theodore Roosevelt made legendary the Winchester Model 1895/.405 Win. during his year-long African safari, dubbing the rifle, "Big Medicine for Lions."
A reader asks about a rifle he saw in a TIME Magazine special edition for the 100th anniversary of World War I.
To celebrate the rifle's 125th anniversary in 2020, Winchester is releasing a special-edition Model 1895 lever-action rifle.