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Correct front blade height for 1894?
November 23, 2014
6:59 am
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 Thanks For Looking, New To Collecting 1894'S. First Gun Is A Really Good 1907 30 Wcf Oct Bbl Rifle! Groups Well, Shooting 10" High @ 100Yds. If I Hold At Bottom Of Paper On 100 Yd Target, Impacts 2" Above Center. Has Flat Top Rear Sight, Dovetailed, Pressed Blade With Set Screw Front Sight. Front Blade Looks Rounded. What Is Correct Blade Height? Shooting 150 Gr Win Rn . Elevator Is 32B W/ Pat Date. Thanks In Advance.

December 4, 2014
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You need a front sight that is .061" taller or a rear sight that is .061" shorter. I guessed at a 22" sighting radius. You need to measure the existing front sight to come up with the sight height needed. Sight height is the total height of the  entire sight not what sticks above the barrel.

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December 4, 2014
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I've been using that Sight Correction Calculator for a few years now and can attest that it really works.  You can do your calculations at home, with data from the range, and save on a lot of sight tapping and guessing with hammer and drift, since at around 100 yards it also works for windage.  Shooting smokeless powder loads in old BP guns will invariably cause you to need a higher front sight, and most original front sights on these old rifles have been filed down.

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December 5, 2014
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Gentleman, Thank You For The Advice. I Have Shot Scoped Rifles So Long Now That I Really didn't Know Where To Start With Open Sight Problems. Now That I Have A Starting Point Hopefully I Will Achieve My Goal Of Taking A Blacktail Buck, Or Close Quarters Elk With My Old 1894.

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December 6, 2014
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Scott,

One thing to remember with the sights on the old guns if your going to remove them is the dovetail is tapered, so remove them by tapping them to the right and install them going to the left.

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December 6, 2014
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Bob, 

Thanks For The Tip. That Probably Would Have Been My Next Post While Trying To Remove The Old Sight!

Scott 

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