Gun Report

Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Carbine 30-40 Krag, $1000- $1500

Read Gun Tests Rating and Recommendation

Admittedly, nostalgia was a factor in ranking this veteran firearm slightly better than the new-age Mossberg, but overall performance and handling of this classic smokepole was superb. If price is not a concern and if a Model 1895 becomes available, any lever-action fan should jump at the chance to own one.

Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Carbine 30-40 Krag, $1000- $1500

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Length of Pull
Action Type
Action Finish
Barrel Finish
Trigger Pull Weight

Take the safety off the rest of now, free!

Get complete access to this firearms comparison, and weekly members-only newsletters.

That's just the beginning of your free exclusive benefits.

You're only one click away.

Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

After decades of use in a variety of shooting and hunting situations, the action of the Model 1895 was as smooth as glass and performed flawlessly in all of our testing. The shorter stroke of the lever made the Winchester just a little quicker than the Mossberg in chambering a round.
Although it is hard to imagine taking an 1,800-yard shot with this veteran carbine, the sight adjustments are available for any marksman interested in the attempt. We found the V-rear sight and small bead front sight easy to use for typical shots out to 100 yards.
Showing signs of wear and tear after a century of use, the Winchester stock was as comfortable as an old shoe, coming into the shoulder with ease and providing a solid foundation for accurate shots.

Read Gun Tests Rating and Recommendation