After an unfortunately-necessary hiatus, MilitaryGazette returns with SONIC BOOM!

Tonight, We'll look at an interesting bit of history through several videos, a historical "might have been". Lever action rifles never caught on in the wider military world...but the purchase by Imperial Russia of the Winchester Model of 1895 rifle during World War 1  gives us an interesting glimpse of what could have been.



 

The Winchester '95, in depth (virtually all videos from the Forgotten Weapons YouTube channel):

 

 

From an associated channel, InRangeTV, a discussion on the historical "What if?":

 

 

...And, for the truly adventurous, a series of videos on the development of the entire Winchester lever-action series of rifles, courtesy of Forgotten Weapons (run time, approximately 2 hours, total):

 

 

Enjoy!




 

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