Vintage Saturday: Lever Actions in the Trenches

WWI Russians with Winchester M1895 Muskets
I really have no words for how terrible trench warfare must have been…

Russian soldiers in World War One armed with Winchester 1895 lever action rifles chambered for 7.62x54R. In addition to the gas masks and long bayonets, note the fellow at the back left reloading with a 5-round stripped clip. Thanks to Alex A. for sending the photo!