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A friend has a #44A rear sight on a 1892 takedown rifle in 44wcf. Does anyone have any info on these metric marked ladder sights? There are no out of the ordinary markings on the gun. Thanks,

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A little late, but this might help.  I recently sold a 1894 Carbine made in 1914 (sn. 6610xx) that has a metric marked ladder sight.  It was part of a contract of 15,100 rifles ordered by the French for WWI… purchase was actually made by Remington Arms, who then shipped them to France. They also had sling swivel mounts added (not necessarily from factory – most likely by the French), one in the buttstock and the other under the front barrel band (marked).  After the war, most were sold by the French government to Belgium, they were then proof marked and shipped to the Congo for general use. 

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A little late, but this might help.  I recently sold a 1894 Carbine made in 1914 (sn. 6610xx) that has a metric marked ladder sight.  It was part of a contract of 15,100 rifles ordered by the French for WWI… purchase was actually made by Remington Arms, who then shipped them to France. They also had sling swivel mounts added (not necessarily from factory – most likely by the French), one in the buttstock and the other under the front barrel band (marked).  After the war, most were sold by the French government to Belgium, they were then proof marked and shipped to the Congo for general use. 

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Can you provide the complete serial number?  There is a research survey in progress to document the French Contract Model 1894 Carbines.  Thus far, (244) of them have been identified by serial number.

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