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Correct rear site for 1886 Carbine
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September 12, 2022 - 1:00 am
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IMG_3005-2-3.JPGImage EnlargerI am looking at a “86” Carbine that looks to be in high condition, maybe too high. Have done all the comparisons/research from the set on pictures I have. The last check is the rear site. My question is: Is the site pictured in the attachment correct for a “86” Carbine Manufactured in 1893?

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Guessing Turnbull refurbishment from the single pic.

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Doesn’t Turnbull mark guns they restore?

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I agree likely Turnbull. They usually pay attention to the wood as well, but do what they’re paid to do. That foreman doesn’t match the rest of the gun’s condition in my opinion.

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Can’t believe no one answered you’re original question.   Yes, that is the correct rear sight for an ’86 carbine of that era.  I notice that is still has the spring in the slide.

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Really can’t guess if this gun has been restored or not and if so who did it.  We need many more pictures.  I know that Roger marked his restorations with a R but I can’t really remember where?  But I do know it was not in plain site.  I’ve seen so many Roger guns that I spot them quickly by the too reddish stain.  An excellent restorer can age back the finish to look like the rest of the gun or just make it look old all over. Put your LED light on the barrel and see if you can see brown deep in the blue.  Usually with most complete restorations they use the original receiver and some small parts.  New barrel, magazine and wood is the norm.

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