I can't find any information on this thing. It is an old rifle, brought back from the $panish-American War (I presume, it may be brought back after WWII) by my great-grandfather. Anyway, it is chambered for the .30-40 Krag round, and has 1895 Springfield stamped into the receiver. It has a box-shaped door on the right hand side, (a magazine), and a knob for retrying dud rounds.
My purpose for mentioning it is the fact that the bolt arm, side magazine plate, magazine plate screw, and the front barrel band screw are missing. The bolt arm is just broken, and a new one can be fabricated. It has been sitting in a garage for nearly 30 years(being over 100 years old), and I recently ran a series of tests to make sure that the rifle as a whole still fires without exploding, and it is safe. There are no metal cracks, and the bolt and action are smooth (mechanically) after much, much WD-40 and Rusty Duck. The first shot blew a cloud of red rust out of the front, and it stopped after a few more shots. There is no smoke or gas release from the breach, either.
The thing that makes me curious is that I have found heaps of info on the 1896 version, but none on the 1895. I wonder if it is a prototype or something?
Pics to come soon.