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Dovetailed sight blank for a Winchester 1886
June 7, 2014
7:49 am
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What would be appropriate as a sight blank for a Winchester 1886 from 1903? Does anyone know the dimensions (or is it standardized), and what would be appropriate? I cannot recall, but are all of them devoid of any name or patent date or do some maybe say Lyman or Marbles, etc?

June 7, 2014
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I have seen them both marked, and unmarked.

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June 7, 2014
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I assume 3/8" will fit? Is there a particular era in which marked or unmarked would be appropriate?

June 7, 2014
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Yes, 3/8" will fit... that is the only size that will fit.

In regards to your second question, I believe that the unmarked dovetail filler blanks would be more correct for a Model 1886.

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June 20, 2014
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Anybody have any ideas if this is something Winchester (or another manufacturer) would have made to use as a blank or is it just a decent home made job?

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June 20, 2014
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Brad,
That looks like the fancy filler that came on some of the single shots (and I suppose various models) with factory tang sights. I've been told that people make them out of regular sights, but that one looks pretty good if its homemade. I have been looking for an original to put on my High Wall that letters with a Mid-range Vernier. Why the blank is missing on it, I don't know. I'm going to look for one at the Cody Show.

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June 22, 2014
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I know Collectors would not want this, but for any interested, Brownells sells a new repro of that fancy slot filler blank. although blue wont match, I think they look better than an empty dovetail

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June 23, 2014
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pdog72 said
Brad,
That looks like the fancy filler that came on some of the single shots (and I suppose various models) with factory tang sights. I've been told that people make them out of regular sights, but that one looks pretty good if its homemade. I have been looking for an original to put on my High Wall that letters with a Mid-range Vernier. Why the blank is missing on it, I don't know. I'm going to look for one at the Cody Show.

I'll bring it with just in case you or Highwall wants to examine it first hand...

I'd have to look closer but looks like it was made from a Three Leaf Express Sight or a Sporting Rear Sight...or meant to look the same.

Brad

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June 23, 2014
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25-20 said
I know Collectors would not want this, but for any interested, Brownells sells a new repro of that fancy slot filler blank. although blue wont match, I think they look better than an empty dovetail

I bought the one from Brownells to fill the void until an original could be found and it just doesn't fit right. It was loose, which could have been fixed with some peening but the bigger problem was the pointed flats actually float above the barrel rather than riding down tight. You could slide a credit card under it. Not even close to the right fit.

Brad - Yes, bring it along and we can take a look. It seems like I saw one last year at Cody, but didn't look at it very close.....maybe a bubba special, who knows.

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June 24, 2014
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There is a pic of the fancy slot filler on pg. 188 of Bob's Winchester Model 94 book

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That one pictured in the book looks like it was made from or made to resemble a lot of the standard Winchester Sporting Rear Sights, No.22. That little extra radius(?) does look fancy I guess. Thanks for pointing that out.

Brad

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