"Teddy Roosevelt's Rifle"
The first delivery of this rifle was made on February 1, 1896. With this new model, Winchester met the demand for hunting rifles capable of handling higher-powered smokeless cartridges comparable to the military ammunition of the time. About the first 5,000 were made with flat-sided receivers.
During the Spanish-American War a number of Model 1895 muskets, chambered for the 30-40 Krag cartridge, were sold for use by the US Army. President Theodore Roosevelt carried an 1895 on his famous hunting trip through Africa. And, during 1915 and 1916, over 290,000 Model 1895 muskets with bayonets were manufactured for the Imperial Russian Government. The first 15,000 of these were made with an 8" blade bayonet, and the balance possessed a 16" blade sword bayonet; a formidable weapon in any era.
Manufacture of the Model 1895 rifle was stopped in 1931, and approximately 425,881 were made.
PGW does not manufacture the upper handguard for the 1895 carbine or musket, and has no plans to do so. Sorry!
Our Winchester Model 1895 stocks are intended ONLY for early original firearms, manufactured through 1931. They are not correct for recently manufactured reproduced or re-introduced models. Despite rumors and claims to the contrary, these later models are not exact reproductions of early original Winchesters.