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RickC
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May 1, 2020 - 3:19 am
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Looking for the introduction year of front sight ramps on the 94 & which configuration they were designed for.

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AG said
Looking for the introduction year of front sight ramps on the 94 & which configuration they were designed for.

AG  

Rick,

April/May 1932. The ramp front sight was introduced at the same time Winchester switched from Nickel Steel barrels to Proof Steel barrels, and coincident with discontinuing the Saddle Ring Carbine. The very early ramp front sights did not have a provision for a hood, but Winchester quickly added that feature.  The first serial number I have confirmed this far is 1082562 (April 7, 1932).  The old style Carbines with the post style front sight were made at least as late as November 1932 as Winchester was using up parts on hand.

Early ramp sight (S/N 1082935 & 1086508 show in pictures below)

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Can’t receive a better answer than that. Thank you Bert I appreciate your reply as always.

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You didn’t specify carbines or rifles, so ….. if you want to talk rifles they go back to at least 1897 on the ELW (round) barrels. That’s the earliest I have in my survey. I’m sure you were referencing carbines, but just a bit more information on the topic. Cheers……

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I’m looking for some help on a 1957 Winchester model 94 30-30 carbine, it had a soldered on front site ramp that is no longer in place, The rifle belongs to my brother in law and all I know is his nephew some how lost it, I can make a replacement to sweat back on but need complete measurements to make one, I have tried to find one and even looked for replacement barrel but had no luck, noticed the old solder was kind of flaky so is this a issue from age, please let me know if you can help…

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Mark,

The front ramps were silver soldered to the barrel. If the ramp got knocked off, it was hit extremely hard. If the ramp came loosed from a heat source, it was subjected to a lot of heat. To the best of my knowledge, the sight ramps were not sold as a separate item. I would be incline to find a new (replacement) barrel.

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