SOLD FOR: $2625
Make: U.S. Repeating Arms Co. under license of Winchester, Mfg. by Miroku
Model: 1895 Limited Edition High Grade
Serial Number: NFH2433
Year of Manufacture: 2000-2002
Caliber: .405 Winchester
Action Type: Internal Box Magazine-Fed Lever Action Rifle
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / U.S. REPEATING ARMS CO., NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / JAPAN/MIROKU” and “WINCHESTER TRADEMARKS LICENSED FROM OLIN CORPORATION”. The left side of the barrel is marked “SPECIAL STEEL BARREL / ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. The top of the shank is marked “.405 WIN CAL.” and the left side is marked with a “WP” proof mark. The right-front side of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver feature No. 3 engraving pattern with double scenes and gold borders with multiple gold ram, elk, and deer inlays. The upper tang is marked “WINCHESTER / MODEL 1895”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade slotted and pinned to a raised boss at the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a semi-buckhorn square notch elevator sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a schnabel tipped forearm, straight grip and comb, and a matte blued steel buttplate. The wood shows no perceptible imperfections, just some minor staining on the left side from storage that should clean off. The checkering is nice and sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue and Stainless with Gold Inlays
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a few faint storage marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is an upper tang safety. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a box with a serial matching label, paperwork including a manual, and a safety lock.
Our Assessment: The 1895 Winchester was the first lever action model to incorporate a non-detachable box magazine. This is the model Teddy Roosevelt called his “Big Medicine” that he used in hunting here and in Africa. With its quick handling characteristics, box magazine and spitzer bullet capability, the Model 1895 changed the world of sporting rifles forever. This is a beautiful Model 1895 Limited Edition High Grade of which only 4,000 were made from 2000 to 2002. The sides of the receiver feature No. 3 engraving pattern with double scenes and gold borders with multiple gold ram, elk, and deer inlays. This is certainly a hot piece that deserves its rightful place in a Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!