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California full buckhorn
August 8, 2019
1:20 am
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Clarence, that's my point, how can a sight have production change dates from 1908 when it didn't show up in the catalog until the 1920's?  See page 86 in Madis' "The Sight Book."  It says something about California Buckhorn Style-Mail Orders for the 26A.  Also production change dates for 2/18/08, 6/8/08, 2/20/19.   

I can't 'splain it.  Hoping someone else can

August 8, 2019
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I have no additional information to add but here are scans of the 26A and 26B sight drawings and "Blue Print Date Taken" stamped on the reverse of the drawing for the 26B.  The drawing for the 26A does not have a date on the back but I would logically assume the 26B came after the 26A.  Sorry for the poor quality photos but I am out of town and can only take a photo of my laptop screen to illustrate the drawings.

Also, I do know that not every Winchester product was reflected in the early catalogs which may or may not be germane to this situation.

Best Regards,

 

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August 13, 2019
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Was browsing the 1894 sight post & found the California full buckhorn on a 1915 carbine. I thought the California full buckhorn was a rifle sight. Did they make a shorter version for carbine ?

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August 13, 2019
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AG said 
Did they make a shorter version for carbine ?

Looks like the only obvious carbine parts remaining are the barrel bands.  Proves that almost anything a customer could dream up would be provided on a special order.  If the company did this, no reason to think a rifle couldn't be ordered with carbine parts such as sights, buttplate, saddle-ring.

August 13, 2019
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Thanks Clarence. I saw this and thought I need clarification.

AG

August 13, 2019
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AG said
Was browsing the 1894 sight post & found the California full buckhorn on a 1915 carbine. I thought the California full buckhorn was a rifle sight. Did they make a shorter version for carbine ?

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I have a special order 1894 carbine in that same exact configuration with the California full buckhorn sight.

https://winchestercollector.org/forum/whats-new/unusual-1894-carbine/

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August 13, 2019
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Thanks Don for replying. Very interesting. Wouldn’t have thunk it. 

AG

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