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I have recently acquired a 1892 SRC Carbine in 44-40 made in 1913. The rear sight appears to be a 44A from the Madis Sight Book that I have borrowed. The front sight appears to be a post sight comprised of a 27A Stud and a 59 B Tip. Most of the information I come across seem to indicate that the 21 A or a variation was the common front sight for 92’s. How common were alternatives?92-front-3.jpgImage Enlarger92-front-2.jpgImage Enlarger92-front-1.jpgImage Enlarger

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The 1892 experts will be along shortly but in the meantime, the Winchester Sight Book states the correct sight for a 1913 1892 Carbine with 20″ barrel (25-20, 32/38, 44-40) is the 27A with the 59B (steel) blade just like yours is equipped so that configuration on your 1913 ’92 should be common for that era.

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Paul Minogue said
I have recently acquired a 1892 SRC Carbine in 44-40 made in 1913. The rear sight appears to be a 44A from the Madis Sight Book that I have borrowed. The front sight appears to be a post sight comprised of a 27A Stud and a 59 B Tip. Most of the information I come across seem to indicate that the 21 A or a variation was the common front sight for 92’s. How common were alternatives?

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Paul,

The No. 21 A was the standard sight on the Sporting Rifle variation, never on the Saddle Ring Carbines. The 21 A requires a dovetail milled in the barrel to mount it.

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Thanks Gentlemen. I am thinking of tidying up the sight carefully with a rat tail file as it appears to have had some knocks in it’s past life. Is the front sight easy to remove and replace?

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Hi Paul.

It is a single pin and easily removed but it is actually better to leave it as-is with the dings and wear.  That is all honest use.  It you need it sharper than “as-is” for shooting then a light file will clean it up.  Collectors will know that it has been touched-up though.

The ultimate course of action depends upon your intentions for the rifle and its overall condition/value.

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