New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

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New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#1 Post by Shrapnel » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:45 am

Once in awhile you get to assist in a publication of a book, This one is about a much overlooked lever action, the Winchester 1895. Rob Kassab and Brad Dunbar have been working on this book for over a decade. Every year at Cody, I would quiz them on their progress and finally this year it is finished. It is an extremely informative book on the 1895 and loaded with pictures and charts. I was pleased to find they used a picture of my 1895 in the rare chambering of 40-72...

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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#2 Post by Joe Reilly » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:53 am

How / where do I get my book(s)?
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#3 Post by piller » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:21 am

Certainly sounds informative.
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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#4 Post by cemorse » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:55 am

I just ordered a copy from this site https://www.1895book.com/
$79.99 plus $6.99 shipping. Looks to be a great read and reference.
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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#5 Post by Ray » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:12 am

Joe Reilly wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:53 am
How / where do I get my book(s)?
https://1895book.com/

$79.99 + s.h.
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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#6 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:13 pm

Got mine. Appreciate the direct link. Love me some '95 ... though I lack one in my current herd. Hoping for one in 35 WCF some day.
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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#7 Post by 2ndovc » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:34 pm

Very cool, will have to order a copy!

The '95 has always been my favorite Winchester

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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#8 Post by piller » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:45 pm

I have a 1895 on order. Winchester is making a limited run of them. Now I need to get the book. If someone would make a run of Savage model 99s, I would find the funds to get one.
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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#9 Post by snkbittin » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:45 pm

They are shipping them??..Payed for mine in April!! should be soon Id hope
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#10 Post by crs » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:34 pm

Rimfire,
I have an extra 95 -An unfired Deluxe safe queen.
Of course it is a .405 WCF, not one of the snowflake calibers some shoot.
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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#11 Post by 2ndovc » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:46 pm

:D

Ever shoot a 7.62x54r with a curved butt plate? It will get your attention! :D :D
And before someone says it, the Mosin stock is wider and far more pleasant.

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#12 Post by crs » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:11 pm

Nope, but this 1886 .45-90 gets my attention when firing DG loads of 450 grain Kodiaks at 2150 FPS. You can imagine what it does to the targeted animals! :shock:
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#13 Post by crs » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:16 pm

A little bird leaked to me that on August 1, one of my birthday presents will be The 1895 Book!!! :) :) :)


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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#14 Post by BradD » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:00 pm

Hello

I'm a co-author of the new Model 1895 book and have been reading and learning from this forum off and on for a number of years. Thank you for your enthusiasm for the Model 1895 and our book. It's been a long project, and one of the benefits has been meeting fellow '95 collectors and shooters along the way.

We were fortunate to get a small number of books shipped directly to Cody from the printer for the show last weekend. Most of those were spoken for ahead of time also. I'm happy to say that the bulk of our books have now arrived from the printer and we are packaging books and printing off shipping labels. I sincerely hope you enjoy your books.

Thanks again Shrapnel!

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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#15 Post by gamekeeper » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:45 pm

Good to have you aboard Brad..... :D
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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#16 Post by crs » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:20 pm

Welcome aboard Brad. I have not seen my book yet, but if Shrapnel approves, I will likely approve also.
BTW, did you see my 1895 .405 leaning on my dead Cape Buff in the pic to the right?
Same 400 grain Woodleigh bullet and velocity as the 450/400.
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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#17 Post by BradD » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:42 am

That looks like big medicine. A very successful hunter encouraged me to try .30-220 Woodleigh soft nose bullets a few years ago and they have also been very good so far.

Thanks again!

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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#18 Post by crs » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:56 am

Brad,
I posted info on your 1895 book on two other forums:

Accurate Reloading - Levergun forum
Shooters Forum - Levergun section

I tried to post on 24 hour Campfire Lever- guns section, but their use of ads and slow response made it nearly impossible, so after a while, I gave it up. Besides, if they are REAL lever gun folk, they will be members here! 8)

I also tried to post on Africa Hunting, but found no logical place, sooo,
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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#19 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:53 am

Congratulations on completing the project, Brad. And bravo on the 220-grain loads in the '06. I'm a big fan of heavy for caliber.

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Re: New Winchester Book On 1895 Lever Actions

#20 Post by BradD » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:34 pm

Thanks again guys.

I've actually been loading .30-40 a lot over the last few years too and hunt with a '95 TD Sporting Rifle made in 1910. The Model 1895 cartridges are very interesting and the book has a lengthy cartridge chapter with original WRACo drawings, documents and history for every standard cartridge chambered for the model. We really tried to include as much information as possible, whether that was in the manufacture and anatomy of the arms themselves or the great history of that time period.

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