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Correct rear sight for 94 carbine?
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November 29, 2022 - 7:28 am
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I bought a 1905 Winchester 1894, sn 334344, which came with a ladder sight. I was told this rifle was not originally sold as a carbine but was rebarreled in carbine at the factory sometime later. The sight looked to be about the same age as the gun, but when sighting it in, even with the ladder flipped down it was about 12″ high at 50 yards. The ladder is marked 5,10,15, and 20, with 5 being higher than the notch that shows with the ladder flipped down. I took it to my gunsmith and had him put on the “correct” sight, according to his research, which is a semi-buckhorn with a double step elevator. This one is right at 50 yards, however there is not enough space between the dovetail and the receiver for the elevator to slide back for longer range settings. So it seems like it can’t actually be the right one? Another thread on this forum (https://winchestercollector.org/forum/winchester-rifles/correct-rear-sight-for-m1894-src/) showed a saddle ring carbine a couple years older than mine with a rear ladder and front sight exactly like mine came with. What is the correct sight? 

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