Yep,first winnie since 1971..A 95 carbine in 30-40 Krag,just had to do it..love the cartridge and not often found..needs a little help in the wood department but nice barrel,functions smoothly,a keeper for now..modoc
Don't feel too bad, 95 Winnies are just too cool. 1st lever action that you can shoot spitzer bullets in. I picked up a SRC in 303 Brit. at our local gun show this winter. Didn't care for the caliber, but the price and condition was right. I put a barrel band sling stud on it and by using the saddle ring, I was able to rig a sling that will ride high enough on my back that I can sit in a canoe and paddle. Plan on using it on a moose hunt in northern Alberta this fall...unless I trade it off for a 30-40.
Confession is good for the soul, if you dont believe me ask generations of midieval inquisitors. Two days ago I bought a winchester 65 218 Bee with stith mounts and a 40s vintage J4 scope - mea culpa! The two 93 sporting carbines and the collection of 1936s in the safe are still prettier!
Hey Cowboykell -
A neighbor of mine turned 80 two falls ago. Guess what he bought himself for a b-day present ? Yup, a float hunt in northern Manitoba. He took a large bull out of a canoe. But he wasn't using a lever. He was using a Remington 725 in .270 that he had bought new ! I've seen the gun and it looks new.
Jeez, I hope I can still do that when I'm 80. I hope I can still dress myself when I'm 80..........
Wishbone- since I only have 10-15 years over you...I'll take you with when you turn 80. The outfitter I booked with caters to bow hunters but he conceded to take 2 rifle hunters with the stipulation that we used "no exotic magnums" Little brother has an 1886 src in 45-70 that he is taking so I think we'll be OK.