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1894 carbine front sight
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April 13, 2014 - 3:43 pm
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Hello the fire,
Hey I have a question,
On the 1894 carbine how was the front sight base attached to the barrel this is a 1894, made in 1895 the carbine’s caliber is 38-55. Some how over the years this sight has gotten knocked over to the right is there any fix?

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If the base is bent, then it will take a gunsmith to fix it since the base is silver soldered on to the barrel. but if the inserts is bent then it just a matter of straightening it or replacing it. The insert is held in with a pin you knock out.

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April 14, 2014 - 6:22 am
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Thanks for the reply. I knew that the front sight mount was silver soldered on. I had a gunsmith tell me that it was integral to the barrel, I knew he was wrong I just needed verification.
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They were silver brazed onto the barrel up until around 1916 (off the top of my head) then they were forged as part of the barrel.

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