Value of a 1895 Winchester carbine

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Value of a 1895 Winchester carbine

#1 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:35 pm

This is in .30 army. (30/40) When I bought it the rear sight was missing. a friend gave me another sight that fits without drilling but the handguard wont fit over it. I have the handguard. What should this bring if/when I decide to sell it? Thanks!
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Re: Value of a 1895 Winchester carbine

#2 Post by 2ndovc » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:51 pm

That is a trophy. If the handguard won't fit over the rear sight it's most likely a Springfield / Krag sight. Not a big deal as they were very similar. Or even more rare would be the rear sight from an 1895 Musket. I'll add a picture of one o f those in a few. An 1895 SRC in .30-40 can have a huge hitory behind it depending on the serial number.

One like that would easily fetch $1500 or more at auction, depending on the condition of the bore.

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#3 Post by OldWin » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:52 pm

Nice! I've never owned a 95.
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#4 Post by win40-82 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:56 pm

Hard to tell but it appears to be a sight off a 45-70 trapdoor. If bore is good I think it should bring closer to $2000.
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Re: Value of a 1895 Winchester carbine

#5 Post by 2ndovc » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:00 pm

1895 Musket rear sight.

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The musket and SRC upper handguards are very similar but not identical. There's a slight difference between them. I have a spare SRC handguard that I picked up years ago waiting for a home on a half naked SRC.

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#6 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:09 pm

I have the handguard but it was cracked. A friend gave me and put on the sight. He told me the name of it and I have a memory block, it will come to me. I would like to fantasize it was a Texas or Arizona rangers gun as it did come from arizona I was told. I have shot it and was surprised with the accuracy. I have owned it for 40 years or so.

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#7 Post by 2ndovc » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:33 pm

Looks a bit like a Buffington (Springfield) rear sight with the adjustment knobs up front. Doesn't really matter, it's a nice carbine in good shape. I have one similar In .30-06 that's been my woods walking / cabin gun since I bought it about 25 years ago.


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#8 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:46 pm

That's it! My old friend that put it on said it was a buffington.

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#9 Post by 2ndovc » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:55 pm

The sight alone is worth $100-200 depending on where you are and the condition. It's quite common on 95 SRCs. The 1895s have been my favorites since I bought my first SRC about 25 years ago.

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#10 Post by Rusty » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:02 pm

I've wanted a .30/40 carbine ever since I saw Sam Elliot with one in the movie THE ROUGH RIDERS. That is a slick looking carbine! It's a shame they can't make them again.
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#11 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:18 pm

Somewhere in the last year I read a article WITH a picture where a crate of them new was found and was for sale but all were to be sold as a unit! Anyone else see that?

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#12 Post by Rusty » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:38 pm

Bill you're starting to scare me. I see you posting a lot of questions about values of some fine old pieces like you're trying to liquidate. Are you feeling OK?
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#13 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:55 pm

Just got out of a four day hospital stay. I feel pretty good though. I do have medicare but used up my lifetime maximum supplemental insurance from my old job so anticipate about 20% of the bill I will have to pay. Thanks. I lost a lot of blood due to taking meloxicam and xarelto together that tore up my stomach. I am just laying around trying to recuperate. Guess I just have too much time on my hands.

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#14 Post by Rusty » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:19 pm

I hope you get to felling better.
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#15 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:53 pm

Thanks. I feel fine, just real weak yet. Biggest problem is I can no longer take the meloxicam and now my joints and feet ache. I didn't know the medicine was masking it.

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Re: Value of a 1895 Winchester carbine

#16 Post by Sixgun » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:31 pm

Bill...another nice rifle and it has more condition than most carbines.....I'd put it at close to 2 and if you could find the right sight and put it back together properly..pushing 25---6
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#17 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:35 pm

Thanks for all the answers. I also have dies and cases although I haven't shot it that much.

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#18 Post by AJMD429 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:06 pm

Booger Bill wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:53 pm
Thanks. I feel fine, just real weak yet. Biggest problem is I can no longer take the meloxicam and now my joints and feet ache. I didn't know the medicine was masking it.
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Re: Value of a 1895 Winchester carbine

#19 Post by Booger Bill » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:34 pm

AJMD429, Thanks! That's a lot for me to digest but I will try to figure all that out. Anything to do medically, I am the dumbest. You put a lot of earned knowledge in that post and I appreciate it! Just before I went to emergency I finally googled the medicines I was taking and read that the xarelto and meloxicam taken together was a no no and that's pretty much what they told me after the tests. I was glad it wasn't cancer. They took me permanently off the meloxicam, also stopped the xarelto for two weeks and put me on iron pills. Trouble is the iron also looks like blood in stool. I don't know the real difference. Wish they had briefed me on that. I did call, but wasn't called back yet. Still am weak. Thanks!

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