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August 29, 2013 - 1:39 pm
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Did Winchester ever make an ex.long 22 series buckhorn sight?

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I visited a fellow who’s been collecting firearms for over 50 years this spring. I was there to look at 1894s, and got a few for the project I’m working on. He had some gorgeous 1886s. One was an older deluxe (Fancy) Sporting Rifle and it had a more elaborate full buckhorn than standard. If I remember it seemed longer than standard too. It was very old. I just didn’t get time to get pictures of everything yet. We both farm, log, work outside etc. When I get back down there this winter I’ll be sure to get a picture and dimensions. I just had a feeling by looking at it that it was something you’d see on a 1873 or 1876 too.

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Marlins and Savage had a long rear sight called the Rockey mountain rear. It had the fish hook elevator and I have seen them on a number of 76’s

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Bob,

Can you think of a reason why you would order a longer sight?

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The only advantage I could see is a longer sighting radius.

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1873man said
Marlins and Savage had a long rear sight called the Rockey mountain rear. It had the fish hook elevator and I have seen them on a number of 76’s

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Cool chunk of wood under the sight, is that some bird’s eye in there?

I need to get a pic of the full buckhorn I mentioned earlier. Maybe someone here has one/has seen one. I’d be interested to know more about them.

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In the early Marlin catalogs they listed the large size sight for the
Model 93,94 ect. Small size for Models 91,92 ect. As with a lot of
things listed in catalogs the Marlin rifles were not always equipped as
listed in catalogs.

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That longer sight gets it closer to the eye, which is of benefit to many shooters.

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The rear sight elevator is interesting, I sent sight photos of a 1894 first model we had a few years ago to Brad for his project that had the same elevator but had the right rear sight for the period. Maybe the elevator on mine was switched out somewhere down the line?

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Chris

That would be my guess too. Likewise, I do see a few 1899s for sale with Winchester sights on them. All the more remarkable to find guns that have original sights considering how easy they are changed and the 100+ years or so to do it in.

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