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Replaced rear sight on my 1873
February 25, 2019
2:41 am
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I bought an 1873 made in 1893 a few weeks ago. It bugged me that someone bastardised the rear sight by grinding the horns flat. I found an appropriate sight, it even has the grooves on the sides, but had to rework it a bit since someone crudely filed the insert's notch. A little time with some small files and a touch of cold blue was all it took. Not perfect, but neither is my rifle (reblued at some point), and I think it looks a bit better now.

The sight it came with

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The "new" sight before reworking

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The finished rework

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Ready to sight in

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February 25, 2019
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JB,

Looks like you did a good job.

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February 25, 2019
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I am not sure that the bastardized sight isn't a real Winchester flat top sporting rear sight???  Does the backside look like the one you modified with the screw and adjustable plate?  See pages 290 and 298 of Stroebel's sight book. 

February 25, 2019
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The original sight is not a Winchester sight. Its a Marlin sight.

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February 27, 2019
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Thanks, Bob!

Chuck, whatever it was, it had been ground down to the point where the screw was cut into.20190129_205919.jpgImage Enlarger

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February 27, 2019
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J B said
Thanks, Bob!

Chuck, whatever it was, it had been ground down to the point where the screw was cut into.20190129_205919.jpgImage Enlarger  

I can see that now.  Didn't catch the spot that you have pointed out.  I not an expert on Marlin sights but their elevators have a distinct side profile.

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