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The history and development of Winchester Repeating Arms is rich and colorful.A few references to Winchester’s past can be found to the left. It is always a good idea to take time to learn about the safe handling of all firearms.
The gentleman we got this gun from told us his father worked at Winchester and found a box with the 1948 reciever in it, sometime in the early 70's.The M1895 is the strongest lever-action rifle Winchester has produced, designed to handle the increased pressures generated by the more powerful smokeless powder cartridges entering common use at the time of its introduction.By today’s standards however, the design is considered relatively weak, and not suited to high pressure loads. One hundred of these rifles were issued to the 33rd Volunteer Infantry for field testing in the Philippine–American War.Guy Hubbard, a historian of Windsor, Vermont where Robbins and Lawrence made the Jennings repeater, stated in 1924 that he had been informed by principals of the company that only 1,000 Jennings and Smith Jennings rifles were made between 18 and of this number many were converted to single shots and many more were scrapped for parts.Total production of about 1,600 guns, 600 were transferred to the Volcanic Company for assembly, according to remaining Winchester records.Around serial number 5000, a new receiver profile was introduced which had fluted (scalloped) sides, as opposed to the original flat sided design. The report of testing completed on 25 December 1899 stated the Krag–Jørgensen was greatly superior for military service. Harley Company and most were shipped to Cuba in 1906.
This new receiver reduced the weight of the rifle by a small amount, and increased the width by 1/16 of an inch. Theodore Roosevelt also personally purchased and equipped each of his fellow officers in the Rough Riders with a M1895 Winchester in .30 Army (.30-40 Krag) during the same timeframe. Roosevelt, and long time personal friend of gun writer and firearms enthusiast Elmer Keith—recommended the M1895 in .405 Winchester to Theodore Roosevelt.
Records in the writer's possession show that two years production was recorded in 1890-1891, 1894-1895, 1912-1913.
A large number of serial numbers were skipped after number 115,170. Winder muskets, made in 19, were given the designation "Model 87", but serials were in the single shot range.
The Winchester Model 1890 is a great investment gun because they are inexpensive and still shoot-able!
I got mine for under $700 and it still shoots great even thought she is over 100 years old.
As you will note from the pictures the reciever serial number is 1141821 dating it from 1948, both barrles are marked Y1141821.