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#3160409 - 02/11/13 09:26 PM Got to see something cool today
eweisner
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Swung by a pawn shop today and saw a lever action on the wall. Old, I mean old. Lady behind the counter let me step back and handle it. 1895 Winchester lever action. They had it tagged as .30-06 but as I was looking at it I noticed the barrel was stamped .30Govt.1903. Pretty sure that isn't .30-06. If ya got $2600 to drop I'll tell you where it is...so long as you let me shoot it!
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#3160420 - 02/11/13 09:36 PM Re: Got to see something cool today [Re: eweisner]
danny1975
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I wish I had the extra money . I love stuff like that
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#3160443 - 02/11/13 09:49 PM Re: Got to see something cool today [Re: danny1975]
KPH
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Not for sure but wasn't 30gov same as 30-06 gusse I need to look that up
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#3160473 - 02/11/13 10:11 PM Re: Got to see something cool today [Re: KPH]
eweisner
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I just looked it up. You are correct it is .30-06. I just thought it was really cool to hold that much history in my hands. She settled into my shoulder like she knew what she was there for.
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#3160611 - 02/12/13 05:57 AM Re: Got to see something cool today [Re: eweisner]
Kimberman
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There was a previous version of the 30-06. It was a 30-03, it had a longer neck and fired a 220 gr round nose bullet. The 2 are not interchangeable. Ammo is hard to find, but it would probably add to the rarity of the gun. Most 30-03 guns were rechambered to 30-06, and the model 1895 was the only rifle made 30-03.
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#3160776 - 02/12/13 08:56 AM Re: Got to see something cool today [Re: Kimberman]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
There was a previous version of the 30-06. It was a 30-03, it had a longer neck and fired a 220 gr round nose bullet. The 2 are not interchangeable. Ammo is hard to find, but it would probably add to the rarity of the gun. Most 30-03 guns were rechambered to 30-06, and the model 1895 was the only rifle made 30-03.


To the best of my knowledge the 30-03 chamber could safely fire a 30-06 cartidge since the only difference between the two is that the 30-06 neck is shorter. All the other dimensions are/were the same. Of course the bullet would have a ways to jump before hitting the rifling which could hurt accuracy but you never know. I THINK I have a 30-03 case. My grandfather gave it to me years ago and it's something of a novelty. It has a government headstamp and is 30-06 dimensions except for having a longer neck. It has a FMJ pointed bullet with a small knife blade fitted into the base of the bullet. The neck of the fired case lets you seat and unseat the bullet by hand so you can take it out and use the blade as a letter opener.

Yeah, I love those old lever actions. And for me a 30-30 marked 30 WCF is more desirable just because of the old name for the same cartridge.

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#3161348 - 02/12/13 04:14 PM Re: Got to see something cool today [Re: eweisner]
FULLDRAWXX75
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 Originally Posted By: eweisner
Swung by a pawn shop today and saw a lever action on the wall. Old, I mean old. Lady behind the counter let me step back and handle it. 1895 Winchester lever action. They had it tagged as .30-06 but as I was looking at it I noticed the barrel was stamped .30Govt.1903. Pretty sure that isn't .30-06. If ya got $2600 to drop I'll tell you where it is...so long as you let me shoot it!


I got me an 1894 Winchester in a 38-55, bought it from the son of the origianal owner who bought it brand new and handed it down to his son. Who was in his late 80's when he sold it to me.
Mine was appraised between $2500-2800.

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