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October 24, 2021 - 3:08 pm
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I have a reasonably nice 38-40 that shoots good tight groups. The sights however are sketchy at best. The rear sight, I believe is a late one and looks out of place on #37321 (1894). The Marbles #3 on the front is acceptable save for the partially missing bead which makes for difficult p.o.a. shooting. I have a 3 leaf express that suits the condition, & I think the date, that I’m considering installing. Is it correct for the model and date? I also have a front sight I haven’t ID’d that has been filed down on the top of the sides that I’d rather not use. It’s possibly a sheard marked No. 5 on the bottom. I’d like a correct sight instead. Suggestions/comments? 

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Thanks in advance,

Darrin

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Your rear sight is not a Winchester buckhorn sight.  If it were me I’d put Winchester sights on both front and rear.

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Chuck said
Your rear sight is not a Winchester buckhorn sight.  If it were me I’d put Winchester sights on both front and rear.  

My thoughts Chuck. I’m looking for them.

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Just an observation:  The rear sight appears to be a later, post 1930’s vintage sight.  It has the blunted front point.  I believe the rear sight for that time period would have serrated edges  on sight “ears”.  The Express sight is shorter in length and won’t cover the probable elevator mark on the barrel.  The elevator appears to be correct for that time period.  Hope this helps.  RDB

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rogertherelic said
Just an observation:  The rear sight appears to be a later, post 1930’s vintage sight.  It has the blunted front point.  I believe the rear sight for that time period would have serrated edges  on sight “ears”.  The Express sight is shorter in length and won’t cover the probable elevator mark on the barrel.  The elevator appears to be correct for that time period.  Hope this helps.  RDB  

Point well taken. I will attempt to find the correct sight for both front & rear. May take some time. I do have a watch on ebay.

Darrin 

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