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Winchester Model 1894 Sights Project
April 15, 2015
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Hi Al

I saw that one also and I haven't tried to figure out what it is yet.  I have no clue and would have to start looking.

I can see where the inventor might be coming from with that partial sight hood though.  It would be interesting to look down the barrel. 

Brad

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June 14, 2015
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I've been curious about the PAT NOV 4 1902 tin tipped steel sights on 1894s for awhile.  There is a little bit of information on them under the 1908-1915 section from the patent.  Most of the ones I've found have been standard sporting front sights and they have been on rifles made from approximately 1910-1920.  I saw what I guess is a 61 series carbine blade on a 25-20 1892, DOM 1913, with a couple special order options and took some pictures.  I have no idea if it was originally on the rifle and the pin looks a little crude maybe.  Does anyone have these carbine blade sights with tin tipping and the PAT NOV 4 1902 stamp on an 1894 carbine and if so an approximate serial number range?

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Brad

 

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June 15, 2015
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Hi Brad. Of all my 1894 SRC's only one has a dated sight with a tin tip. # 604890 PR dated 4-28-1913. It also has the 3 leaf Express rear with NO platinum line. A real nice carbine, I bought this 17 years ago at a local college gun show. We do things differently here in Utah. Big Larry

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Thanks Big Larry.  I had that one from you on my spreadsheet but did not have that extra info on the front sight blade recorded.  That helps a lot and it is another one of that style from around that time period. 

Brad

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February 19, 2016
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Thanks everyone for viewing this thread subject over 5000 times since inception of the Sights section of the forum.  I have not been working on the 1894 sight research quite as much as I could be as of late.  I plan to be revising the five parts into one analysis PDF file sometime this year.

Here's something that I have found interesting and have wondered about.  This is a page from a 1900 Savage Arms Co. Utica, NY catalog.  Savage would give their own numerical designation to sights by Lyman, etc. in their early catalogs.  Of interest to me are the Sporting Leaf and the Express Sight on this page, especially the WRACo trademark on the Express Sight they identify as the No.13.  I have seen some early Savages with the Winchester Express Sight on them, and it looked like it was installed long ago.  I generally think of these as Winchester sights and I'm curious how the relationship with Savage worked. 

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July 19, 2016
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I have 2 questions if I could

What do the 3 #s mean on the 3 leaf express rear site? 50,1,2

Also my 1894 is from 1906, it has the #42 & 24 stamped in front of the trigger, are this from a private group or law enforcement?

Thank you!!

July 19, 2016
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The "50" is 50-yards. The "1" and the "2" are 100 & 200 yards.

The numbers stamped near the trigger guard are Winchester inspector stamps.

Bert

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Brad Dunbar said
WINCHESTER  MODEL 1894 SIGHTS

Updated to PDF format. May take a few seconds to load, but navigation seems faster and image quality is better than the Word version. Make sure you have "plug-ins" enabled on your internet browser if there are any problems. You can also hit the download button that should be on the upper left when you go to the link. The images are clearer viewing the downloaded file on my computer anyway.

 

1894-1899: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhPEpxAUikjJghvXma4XC6NNcW1u

1900-1907: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhPEpxAUikjJghlhlt0hY9v1Oj9V

1908-1915: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhPEpxAUikjJgit2U-aBOcQFiwzz

1916-1923: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhPEpxAUikjJghMmChqUx1kx41Qj

1924-1932: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AhPEpxAUikjJgXyLvRKEy-LbmXYq

 

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Brad
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Hello, I work at a gun store and we are trying to find the rear sight insert and screw pictured on page 3 of the 1894-1899 pdf. Does anyone have a source for just these parts? I can find the entire assembly on eBay and other sights but we don't want to change the entire rear sight and don't want to pay those prices just for the two parts. Thank you for any help. 

Todd

December 11, 2018
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Thank you Brad Dunbar.

I used the information you provided in this Winchester Model 1894 Sights Project in my search for the correct factory sights for my 1894 Deluxe rifle.  The information and pictures you provided in this Winchester Model 1894 Sights Project is a very valuable tool and much appreciated.

Jim

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