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Old September 4th, 2018, 03:53 PM #21
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Found these. Could be an original. One of my Winchester books has some sights that were special order but I can't find the book right now.

https://www.rebelgunworks.com.au/pro...lete-spart0344

https://www.midwestgunworks.com/page...rod/U245310400

https://www.amazon.com/Winchester-Po.../dp/B008AKJIWI
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Thanks Sir. I’ll check them out. Numrich has a replacement sight (complete) for $32 shipped. I may go this route.
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I used to collect Winchesters and I have never seen a factory rear sight like that one. I'm going to go with it being an aftermarket part. Winchester did install a LOT of special order stuff though. If the movement issue could be fixed, I think it would be an excellent sight for hunting and would have fast acquisition of sight alignment.
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I used to collect Winchesters and I have never seen a factory rear sight like that one. I'm going to go with it being an aftermarket part. Winchester did install a LOT of special order stuff though. If the movement issue could be fixed, I think it would be an excellent sight for hunting and would have fast acquisition of sight alignment.
Like I said I may get crazy one night and JB Weld it to itself. After looking closer tonight the factory sight was definitely modified for this aftermarket aperture to fit it.

Iíll keep the ad updated.
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I put a receiver sight (aperture) on my 336 and the difference it makes in accuracy is great. A little slower on repeat shots...but hopefully never need those when hunting.
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Like I said I may get crazy one night and JB Weld it to itself. After looking closer tonight the factory sight was definitely modified for this aftermarket aperture to fit it.

Iíll keep the ad updated.
What I don't see is the little notch in the center of the buckhorn, used to align the front sight. It doesn't look like the sight is one of those cheap aftermarket replacements though. I'm thinking it is a higher end version.
Look forward to seeing how you make out with it.
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What I don't see is the little notch in the center of the buckhorn, used to align the front sight. It doesn't look like the sight is one of those cheap aftermarket replacements though. I'm thinking it is a higher end version.
Look forward to seeing how you make out with it.
Someone removed the piece with the notch from the original sight. Then installed the peep aperture. I took it off and put a very small dab of JB Weld on the back of the peep aperture and replaced it. Holding strong and I think it will be ok. Bore sighted it across the basement and got it on target.

I still may order the original replacement from Numrich. I do not prefer the peep sight as I do the originals like my other Winchesters and Henrys. But I will wait until I shoot it to make that decision.
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Thread update....

I took the 1894 to a buddy’s farm and shot it at 50 yards to see how it would do in the woods against babmi this year. Glad I did. The sight is totally wrong for the rifle. Not sure what it should be on but it is not a Winchester. Shot 2 feet high at 50 yards with the sight on the lowest setting and letting the bead rest at the bottom of the ring on the peep sight.

Needless to say I ordered a new sight from Numrich after that. When it arrives I’ll install it and try it again.
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I took the 1894 to a buddyís farm and shot it at 50 yards to see how it would do in the woods against babmi this year. Glad I did. The sight is totally wrong for the rifle. Not sure what it should be on but it is not a Winchester. Shot 2 feet high at 50 yards with the sight on the lowest setting and letting the bead rest at the bottom of the ring on the peep sight.

Needless to say I ordered a new sight from Numrich after that. When it arrives Iíll install it and try it again.
That explains why I could never find the shot on paper once I went past 25 yards
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Worst case, you may have to change the front sight post to a taller one if the replacement doesn't work for you. A taller front sight will lower point of impact.
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