1895 Winchester Carbine Special Order
- Licensing Category: Non-restricted
- Maker: Winchester
- Model: 1895
- Caliber/Gauge: .30 Carbine
SN 28026 is an interesting and scarce special order Winchester 1895 carbine. This carbine was shipped from the factory in Oct of 1900. The carbine was refinsihed at some point in time by a prior owner. The refinishing was carefully executed as evidenced by the clarity of the markings, which remain intact. The carbine shows three special order features as noted in the factory letter. 1. Lyman front sight. 2. No sling (saddle) ring 3. no barrel cover (top weed). This Winchester also shows an additonal special feature as not noted in the factory records. The barrel was never tapped and drilled for a carbine rear sight. This carbine must have been fitted with a receiver mounted rear sight and later upgraded to the current Redfield. Madis, at page 430, show a carbine with a shotgun butt and hard rubber plate similar to this item. He also indicated in the Winchester handbook at page 159 that few carbines were ordered without handguards. Included is a Cody record on this carbine. A scarce variation for the Winchester or the Model 1895 collector.