The Winchester Model 1895 is a lever action repeating rifle manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in the 1890's. It was chambered for a number of military and hunting rounds, those being the 7.62×54mmR, .303 British, .30-03, .30 Army, .30-06, .35 Winchester, .38-72 Winchester, .40-72 Winchester and .405 Winchester.
The Model 1895 is one of the strongest lever-action rifles that Winchester has produced, designed to handle the augmented pressures generated by the more powerful smokeless powder cartridges.
The Model 1895 was the first Winchester rifle to have a box magazine underneath the action, instead of a tubular magazine design. The Model 1895 was also the last of the lever-action rifles to be designed by John Browning, and featured a rear locking bolt as in his previous designs.
The rifle used many ammunition types, both military and hunting cartridges.
- 30-40 Krag
- .303 British
- .30-06 Springfield
- .35 WCF
- .38-72 WCF
- .40-72 WCF
- .405 Winchester
The weapon had a few Russian redesigns, but generally remained the same. A main difference between the Russian redesign of the rifle and the normal rifle was that the Russian redesign could accept stripper clips; the original rifle could not and cartridges had to be loaded nose down into the weapon.
- Between 1915 and 1917 about 300,000 Model 1895's were manufactured for the army of the Russian Empire, accounting for around 70% of the total production of the rifles during its lifespan.