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Are these sights original to this rifle?
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I bought this Model 75 because the price was right.  I know next to nothing about the Model 75, other than I’ve always wanted one, but was never able to find a nice one that was affordable.  Are these sights correct?

 

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  I know next to nothing about the Model 75, other than I’ve always wanted one, but was never able to find a nice one that was affordable.

Can’t answer sight question, except to say a wide variety of sight combinations were optional.  But you’re in luck–new book on 75s is due to be published soon, in which this & every other conceivable question will be answered in minute detail. 

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If the sights are not correct, it doesn’t bother me any.  As far as I’m concerned, the rifle should perform well at the range and is the very reason I bought it.  I had a much easier time finding a beautiful Model 52 and an M1922 M2 Springfield for my collection than this model 75.  I only buy guns that I can put my hands on, I don’t do auctions.  The sights on this Model 75 seem a little too elaborate for a low priced alternative to a Model 52, but I’m not well versed in the Model 75, as I stated above.  Additionally, there is very little info on the net.  It’s good to see that a book is being published.  Of all the images I’ve googled on the Model 75, I have yet to find a rear sight setup like the rifle I possess.  The rear sight looks to have the same age and patina as the rest of the rifle, so I’m guessing that the sights have been with this gun a very long time.  

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Hi,

Based on your serial number the 84A “rear extension sight” on your rifle is likely correct although it has been badly bent (the round extension shaft should be straight). 

The front sight should be the Winchester model 99A “mailbox” style sight to match the height of the 84A rear sight but a lower Lyman 17A style sight has been substituted and probably the reason the shaft on the rear sight was intentionally bent to match the height.

It looks like a nice pre-war 75 Target (early 1939) and the parts to restore the original sight package are readily available should you wish to do so in the future.  The Winchester 84A is a decent rear sight however the Winchester 99A front sight was “clunky” and had limited insert options, many were replaced over the years with either a Lyman or Redfield globe sight.

Thanks for sharing the photos.

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I had many Springfield 22’s and even a Hoffer-Thompson. 1922, 1922 M1 NRA, M1 service model, M2, and a rare M2 NRA. These rifles may be a tad more accurate than a M75. Even come close to a target M52. I once had a M2 that put 10 for 10 in a target paster at 50 yards with iron sights. Benched of course.

I have several M75’s and to tell you the truth, I have never shot any of them.      Big Larry

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I am looking forward to shooting this Model 75.  My 52 is beautiful, but a tad heavy to walk around and plink with.  The M9122m2 to me is getting too valuable to risk damaging it.  You are absolutely right about the 1922m2.  It is a crazy accurate rifle that has been a scourge to various varmits in my yard up to and including 100 yards.  I bought mine from a very reputable dealer 12 years ago and paid $1200 for it.  That might have been a little high at time, but the condition was high.

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  My 52 is beautiful, but a tad heavy to walk around and plink with. 

  

A Model 69 Target or Match would be the ideal solution to that problem!

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A regular M69-A will handle just about any shooting scenario. Most I have found to be highly accurate. You may even scope the later models with grooved receivers. The open sights work well for plinking and small game hunting.  Big Larry

 

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Nice assortment of .22’s Big Larry.

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Not having a contest with JWA, but I have around 85 22’s of all kinds. Mostly Winchesters. I’ll be 80 in 4 days and need to get rid of some. Thanks,SS-M1906-2.jpgImage Enlarger Big Larry   My latest. Win. M06

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 I’ll be 80 in 4 days and need to get rid of some. Big Larry said

  

Well,  I’m looking for a 69A Match, but I DON’T want one in mint cond., which is probably the only kind you’ve got.

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I have a M69-A Match and Target. Both original and both have original slings. Not selling at this moment. The Match is 98% and the Target is 99%. Both are the post war variety. It took quite a while to find these. I also have a JTSS that is drippy mint. Those are tough as well to find. The one on the wall with sling.    Big Larry22s-on-wall.JPGImage Enlarger

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