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Model 94 SRC ladder sight questions
January 22, 2017
3:42 am
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Hello, 

 

I have a Model 94 SRC with an under 1 million serial number, with the ladder rear sight common to this series. The front sight is fixed. The rifle is definitely shooter grade.

My questions:

1) Should the face of the ladder leaf be bright or blued? 

2 ) Since the dovetail has a screw through it and is perpendicular to the bore, was the rear sight assembly designed to be windage adjustable? 

3 ) Since it doesn't have any provision to provide tension on the sliding leaf, should tension be provided by squeezing the side of the sliding leaf to hold elevation?

Thanks for your advice. 

January 22, 2017
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Hello Edward,

The No. 44A Carbine ladder sight was blued. The screw is a set screw... back it out slightly, drift the sight where you need it, then tighten the screw. No, do not squeeze the sliding piece. Originally it had a tension spring on the right side (looking downrange) of the sliding piece to keep it in position. It sounds like the sight on your SRC has seen better days.

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January 22, 2017
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Thank you Bert. I am going to attempt to fabricate a few of the springs needed to bring the sight up to snuff. I appreciate the information that you provided. 

Ed

January 23, 2017
10:29 pm
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 Edward Zebedies.

I have the same problem I have a 1922 vintage 94 and the spring steel in my sight slider is shot. If you can make them like you said, would like to buy one or 2 from you sir.

 

Ron in Reno NV.

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January 24, 2017
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I have replaced missing slide springs with a very easy fix:  take a .005" sheet of brass (K&S Engineering), cut a strip about 1/16" wide and about 1/2" long with scissors.  Remove the slide, insert the strip on the right side and bend down the ends outwards.  Reassemble the slide and enjoy the snug fitting slide.  Any wear will be on the brass insert and not on the original sight.

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January 26, 2017
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Bert H. said
Hello Edward,
The No. 44A Carbine ladder sight was blued. The screw is a set screw... back it out slightly, drift the sight where you need it, then tighten the screw. No, do not squeeze the sliding piece. Originally it had a tension spring on the right side (looking downrange) of the sliding piece to keep it in position. It sounds like the sight on your SRC has seen better days.
Bert  

Bert:

I believe you will find that the "set screw" on the top of the model 44A carbine sight is actually a device to prevent the sight ladder from being inadvertently jarred to the left or right when in the down position.  The screw is too short to tension the sight base to the barrel when fully tightened.

January 27, 2017
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Rick,

Thanks for the updated information.

Bert

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December 26, 2019
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Just picked up a 1924 Winchester Mod. 94 SRC. It has a "ladder" sight. I am missing The screw that is installed at the top right hand side of the ladder.

I assume that it's purpose is to retain the slider. In some places I have seen it referred to as a "tension" screw.

An idea where I might purchase one? Alternately, can you give me the thread spec's for the screw?

 

Thanks

December 26, 2019
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Bob Isaacks said
Just picked up a 1924 Winchester Mod. 94 SRC. It has a "ladder" sight. I am missing The screw that is installed at the top right hand side of the ladder.

I assume that it's purpose is to retain the slider. In some places I have seen it referred to as a "tension" screw.

An idea where I might purchase one? Alternately, can you give me the thread spec's for the screw?

 

Thanks  

You are right on the intended use for that tiny screw.  Finding an exact replacement is virtually impossible.  I have used 2-56 by 3/32" fillister head screws to prevent the the slide from coming off but the head isn't quite right, the slot is too wide and the length has to be filed down a little.

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