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*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RUSSIAN CONTRACT TYPE LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 393102. Cal. 7.62mm (7.62X54 Russian. Usual configuration with 28″ rnd bbl, pedestal mounted blade front sight and 3,200 yd musket ladder rear sight. Receiver is marked with the caliber and has stripper slot brackets attached over the top. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with full length grasping groove forearm and short hand guard and straight stock that has musket buttplate with trap containing a brass and string pull-through with jag & brush and a blued steel multi-tool. Forearm is secured with a split front band that has bayonet lug and stacking swivel. Lower band has a sling wire. Front of magazine box has a bracket for a sling loop with a sling loop base in the butt stock. Rear sling loop is missing. Although this musket matches the specifications for the Russian contract, it was made in 1919 after the Russian contract of 1915-1916 which was for 293,816 muskets. It is not inspected as found on most of the Russian contract muskets. PROVENANCE: Woody Frey Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all orig. Overall retains just about all of its crisp orig factory finish with bright glossy blue and crisp clean wood. Cartridge box is lightly flaked on the right side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-48436 JR187 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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