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1946 Model 94 unique rear sight elevation plate
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Kelly Hueftle
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September 4, 2022 - 5:13 pm
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I recently saw a 1946 Model 94 with a unique rear sight elevation plate.  It had a hole versus a notch in the elevation adjustment plate.  Is this unique/rare, or is it an aftermarket item.  I also noticed the single screw used to secure the plate is worn.  Does anyone sell replacements for the original (correct) elevation plate and holding screw?

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Hello Kelly,

From your description, it is most likely an aftermarket sight.  Send a picture of it to me at – [email protected]

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Definitely not factory original, and I suspect it was hand-made.  It will most likely be easier to find a complete rear sight with the correct adjustable sight notch plate in it.  They come up for sale on ebay quite frequently.

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Definitely homemade, its a lot thicker than the original. I have made them to replace a missing or modified ones. The hard part is finding the right thickness steel to start with but now I have a surface grinder.

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Bert H. said
Definitely not factory original, and I suspect it was hand-made.  It will most likely be easier to find a complete rear sight with the correct adjustable sight notch plate in it.  They come up for sale on ebay quite frequently.

Bert

  

Replace a unique, hand-made (& well-made from what I can see) sight with a garden-variety factory sight?  No appreciation for some past owner’s imaginative tinkering?  The idea, obviously, was to combine a peep sight with a conventional barrel sight, which doesn’t work well optically because the distance of the orifice from the eye handicaps the eye’s natural tendency to center the front sight in the aperture.  (Though it took US Ordnance several decades, through a series of flawed service rifle sights, to recognize that fact.)  Replacing that sight carries the principal of “originality” to an unthinking extreme. 

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