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Winchester 94 carbine, opinions/evaluations wanted
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December 28, 2023 - 6:33 pm
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John D. said

Quoting myself – as I got an answer to the windage adjustment question.  According to my recently acquired “Old Gunsights” book, Lyman instructions are to whack the peep with a mallet to adjust windage.  🙂

Aggravating to do with a conventional rear sight in a brl slot; doing it on that thin, flexible, arm that supports the aperture…good luck!  Guess you could brace it with a wooden block under the arm, but I’d make damn sure first it really needed to be moved.

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clarence said

John D. said

Quoting myself – as I got an answer to the windage adjustment question.  According to my recently acquired “Old Gunsights” book, Lyman instructions are to whack the peep with a mallet to adjust windage.  🙂

Aggravating to do with a conventional rear sight in a brl slot; doing it on that thin, flexible, arm that supports the aperture…good luck!  Guess you could brace it with a wooden block under the arm, but I’d make damn sure first it really needed to be moved.

  

Clarence – turns out it wasn’t a huge deal moving the peep.  It did need to be moved right just a hair, and some gentle but firm taps with a aluminum drift got it moved to a good spot without any aggravation.

I know it has been over a couple of months – Bob Knapp seems to take his time – but I wanted to circle back on this. He did a nice job installing the missing bits and making the patina look original to the gun. I had stripped the rifle completely for a couple of reasons:

1) There was so much baked on crud that it really needed to be taken down to the pins and thoroughly cleaned/detailed.

2) it made a smaller and lighter package, to save on shipping ($19 insured, if you’re wondering).

It arrived Tuesday afternoon, and I had it reassembled and at the range shortly thereafter. The action is slicker than crap through a goose, and I was able to his an 8″ steel plate 4ot of 5 times, off-hand, at 100 yards.  The more I look at and handle this well-worn carbine, the happier I am with it. I know that the camp here was split on whether the sling ring should be re-installed, but I decided to have it done and am very pleased with how it came out.

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I like it!  I think it came out very nice.  It’s an appealing piece.  I love the Lyman sight.  And, the ring may indeed be useless but it looks cool to me.  Also it sounds like you and this carbine are well matched given your range test.  A keeper for sure.

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