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King Full Buckhorn #?
September 30, 2013
12:20 pm
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The 1925 SRC model 1894 I just bought has a King Full Buckhorn rear sight it looks just like the #51 pictured on this page https://skydrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=C9488A1410A7C413!250&app=WordPdf&authkey=!AIzjgg_KLbl4THc

The top of this sight is stamped D.W. KING PAT. MAR. 5. 07. as shown.

BUT mine only has 4 steps on the elevator (the elevator does have the little screw driver tip for adjusting the "Apertures") as shown in the Patent Drawing.

So do any of your sight guys know if this carrys a different model number due to the different elevator?

I’m trying to be as accurate as possible in my inventory description for my records as well as should anything happen to my SRC.

September 30, 2013
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Mark

King made a No.49 Full California Buckhorn that should be a little shorter than the one pictured at your link on the 1894 short rifle. It was designed specifically for all calibers of Winchester Carbines and other makes as well.

It looks like they also offered elevators with 4-6 notches and the screw tip front.

The only catalog I have from King is the Catalog No.4 of 1931 reproduction, and that’s where I’m getting this information from.

It’s also pictured here in a later catalog:
http://www.histandard.info/King/KingCatalogs/cat19/Kingcat19D40-41P200R_1280_960.html

Hope that helps,
Brad

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Brad Dunbar

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September 30, 2013
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Hedley that’s awesome It sure looks like it should be a #49 based on your catalog illustration

Thank you so much for the info.

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Mark

You’re welcome. Glad I could help.

Good you’ve also got some useful information from the sight project as well. I’ve been too busy with other things lately to add much of anything to it but I plan to hit it hard this winter when I have more time. I’ve got some good leads on 1894 collections to visit with my notebook, camera….and maybe my wallet.

Brad

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October 1, 2013
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Hedley I was able to ID the front sight and compare it to your research. My SRC is a 1925 and it has a Marbles Sheard Gold #6 blade And the #49 King Full Buckhorn

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