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Winchester Model 1895

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Hunting rifle was a favorite of President Theodore Roosevelt. On today's Curator's Corner, National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier joins Cam Edwards in the studio to present the Winchester Model 1895 lever-action rifle, a gun which Roosevelt took with him on an African safari in 1910 and described as "big medicine for lions." The U.S. Army ordered this model in musket format for use in the Philippines, and Russian troops loyal to the Czar carried it in World War I. Schreier personally recommends the Model 1895 with .405 cartridges as a hunting gun, having used one to take down a black bear.

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