This was posted on Canadian Gunnutz recently . It was purchased by a member along with the story that goes with it . I can't think of a more iconic rifle from western Canada's past . I thought some of you might enjoy it ............ and give you an idea what the 303 Brit was used for , then and now . The Winchester 1895 is commonly encountered in Canada chambered in 303 British and still commands a lot of respect ........and a lot of cash lol.
"It has seen many, many miles in a leather saddle scabbard and bluing is worn, of course...I owned and used it for about 40 years and she saved my butt on a couple occasions when I was guiding grizzly hunters...It was a gift from the guide outfitter I was working under at the time. He loaned me the rifle to back him up on a grizzly that an American hunter wounded.....I was able to get 5 fast shots in the bear before it went down at his feet. His rifle was tangled in the damn alder. Anyways he gave me the gun in appreciation...A few years later another wounded grizzly got him and he didn't make it home that time....The family is still in the guiding business but in the Yukon now."