Winchester 1895 (13/14)

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The Winchester 1895 is a big bore lever action rifle that was designed by John Browning. The 1895 is still being made today, only with the addition of an ambidextrous tang safety behind the receiver. The 1895 is notable for being loaded with a box magazine inside of the receiver, in contrast to having a loading gate like most other Winchester rifles had. The reason for this is because the 1895 was designed to fire calibers with pointed tips, in contrast to the soft tips of smaller rounds such as the .30-30 Winchester in the 1894. Examples of calibers the 1895 is or was chambered in include .270 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 7.62x54r, and .405 Winchester. It was the signature rifle of Theodore Roosevelt, who often wielded it on his hunting trips and praised it highly, especially against lions in Africa.

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