Winchester Model 1895

Last of the Classic Lever Actions

By Rob Kassab & Brad Dunbar

Over 400 full-color Pages • Leather Bound • Printed in the USA
Each book is personally signed by the authors


Winchester Model 1895 is a comprehensive history and analysis that includes original Winchester documentation, drawings and photographs, much of which has never before been published. This book not only is a must-have for Model 1895 enthusiasts—it also contains many items of interest for all Winchester collectors:

  • Early development, patents, prototypes, John M. Browning, William Mason and WRACo manufacturing and history.

  • The Cody Firearms Museum, Records Office, McCracken Research Library, factory records, research surveys, dates of manufacture and final production.

  • Complete anatomy of the First and Second Models, all configurations and components—receivers, barrels, stocks, metals, wood, markings, finishes, highly finished arms, sights and accoutrements.

  • A detailed history of the Model 1895 cartridges, loading tools and collectible cartridge boxes.

  • A Model 1895 gallery of examples in serial number order throughout production, including special order rarities, engraved and historically significant 1895s.

  • The US and Russian Contracts, Lawmen, Theodore Roosevelt, the Mexican Revolution and period photographs, advertising, art and books.

  • Selected topics authored by Bruce Canfield, Michael Carrick, Ray Giles, Mark Jones and Tom Quigley, Philip Schreier and Daniel Shuey.

Genesis of the Model 1895

Production and Factory Records

Dates of Manufacture

Receiver, Magazine and Action


Takedown Receivers


Action Components—Levers, Bolts and Hammers

Barrels, Bores and Proving

Winchester’s Provisional and Definitive Proof

Stocks, Sling Provisions and Bayonets

Highly Finished Arms


Winchester’s Model 1895 Cartridges

Loading Tools

Cartridge Boxes

The Model 1895 Gallery

The US Contract

The Model 1895s of Theodore Roosevelt


The Model 1895 in Mexico

The Russian Contract

Historical Media—Photos, Ads, Art and Books

Pricing, Costs and the End of Production

A Tribute to George Madis

1895 Book Testimonials
1895 Book Reviews
Book Review Video


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Return Policy


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New, unopened books still in the plastic shrink-wrap may be returned for a full refund, with shipping charges the responsibility of the buyer. Once the book has been opened and handled, we can no longer sell it as new. Therefore, opened books are subject to a re-stocking fee of 30% (provided they are returned in the condition received), with shipping charges the responsibility of the buyer. Credits on books that have been open, abused and laid flat for obvious photocopying purposes will not be honored. All returns must be made within 14 days of purchase. Please contact us immediately with any problems or concerns.

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" I received my book Winchester Model 1895 Last of the Classic Lever Actions in the mail today and I wanted to write your company a letter of appreciation.

This book was exceptionally well done! I was blown away from the quality of the leather cover, book contents and the clear amount of time that went into its creation. Through my short readings of the book today, I feel like a kid on Christmas, finding a new present on each page from the deep knowledge to the wide variety of images. The pictures of past individuals carrying the '95 or the wilderness Winchester ads fill me up with a great desire for adventure and an older way of life. Also, I am filled with deep gratitude towards the authors as the amount of research and information that is present within this book is astounding. It provides me with an even deeper knowledge on my favorite rifle while still leaving me giddy with stories and beautiful '95 images. The authors have clearly spent many years of hard work ensuring this book was perfect and to their standards, which I believe (I am sure many can agree) that this effort has paid off tenfold as this finished product is incredible.

I do not normally send letters to companies that I have received products from, however, this one was the exception due to how special it is. I could not stay silent as I want the company and authors to know how much a customer appreciates the effort that went in to create a top-notch book. Hopefully, you can pass this along to the authors.

Much love from Canada! I think it is time to take out the Winchester 1895 on a little Rocky Mountain adventure!"
--Jaxson H.
"Dear Sir: I have finally finished going through your book on the Model 1895 Winchester and was totally blown away by the fantastic amount of research that went into it and the great printing job that you did with it. Having worked as a printer for 35 years and being involved in the entire process from doing the camera work, layout and plate making and buying the paper for the shop I worked in I don't see how you could sell this book for only $80. I was truly impressed with the quality of the black & white photos and especially with the color work. You did good and this is without a doubt one of the finest gun books that I have purchased in my seventy years of gun collecting. Thanks again for the great book on my favorite Winchester, one of which I am lucky enough to own, a SRC in .30-40 Krag."
"Thank you for having a courtesy copy sent for our museum research library. It arrived this morning. Looks fantastic! Thank you for including Martin and Osa Johnson in your wonderful Winchester Model 1895 book. Superb research! Best safari wishes,"
Conrad Froehlich, Director
"Good afternoon. The book arrived and words cannot describe the attention to detail. My many thanks."
"Rob; Got your book today. It’s truly great. Thanks again,"
"Hi Rob, I received your Model 1895 book in today's mail. I am impressed with the quality / professionalism with the book and also with the publisher... As they say "A Job Well Done".
"Hello Rob, We received the books today. I would like to say thanks to you and Brad for a fine quality book about a fine quality rifle. It is a very nice job and shows a lot of work. This is the kind of book that has to be studied as well as read, which will take a while, maybe when the snow is on the ground and too cold to do anything else."
"Hey Rob; I received the book, the only word I have is WOW!!!, this is really special."
"This book is a quality publication with lots of information pictures and charts. It is nice to get some exposure in the new Winchester 1895 book by Rob Kassab and Brad Dunbar. It is a select group of people that admire and shoot the 1895 Winchester. I have shared some of this enthusiasm with them and Rob and Brad felt it was worthy of their new book."
"I couldn't wait for snail mail so I picked up mine at the Cody show and it is an awesome book! Kudos to Brad and Rob."
"But seriously Brad, congratulations on a job well done with the book. It was well received by all and I'm proud to call you and Rob friends of mine. Now that you've likely influenced the '95 prices to go higher, I better start looking for one to fill the gap again. You know I like to buy high and sell low! Cheers"
"This is a great book so well done and I have no regret buying it. It was well worth the wait. Just got my copy today looked it over but haven’t had time to start reading it yet. Get a copy before they are gone. Thanks to Rob and Brad. Excellent work."
"Got the book today. Fantastic! Thank you for all your hard work."
"Guys my book came in the mail this morning. The book is nicely done with great information and very nice pictures. Well done Brad and Rob. Thanks,"
"My book was just delivered a few hours ago. Have managed to go page by page, picture by picture with great enjoyment. Now time to read more than just the photo descriptions. Thanks for the effort, information and great pictures. Job well done."
"My book arrived today, haven't been able to put it down since."
"Just received my copy of your book!! Looks awesome and of really good quality both in the cover and paper and content!!! As a diehard Winchester collector, I have over 2 dozen other books and yours is right up there with a Madis book if not better both in quality, content and pictures!!! I originally was going to read it on the weekends with a cup of coffee. That has not worked as I have already finished the barrel section today. Thank you for such a quality book with in-depth pictures and documents. My favorite so far is the letter that broke up the Browning Winchester Era. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to the preservation and documentation of such pivotal firearms. I look forward to finishing the book and adding it to my collection and using it as a resource for future firearm purchases!!! Best regards,"
"I’m Stunned at how it came out. Beautiful book. Can’t wait to just sit and read. I’ve skimmed thru it to see it holds all I wanted to know about my Favorite Lever gun."
"The book looks fantastic, lots of detailed information and superb photography."
Alan D., Sydney Australia