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April 25, 2024 - 2:31 pm
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I have a 94 rifle in 38-55 (1908.)   It shoots about 6″ high at 25yds.  I am shooting 255 gr. lead reloads.  Someone has filed the front sight (21A) to a point and it is about .170″ from the bbl. to the top of the sight bead.  I have adjusted the rear (Marbles) sight down to as low as I can, both the V insert and the notches.

I would like to replace the front sight with another 21A.  But what height would I need to get me shooting on at 100yds?  

As the rifle is now it has plenty of up adjustment.

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Ed

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Ed,  May I suggest an experiment for you?  Try epoxy and adhere a brass wire section on top of your modified sight.  See if that gives you a height that works well for you.  If it does, then you have a good height to try to use in obtaining a replacement.  If it doesn’t work out, heat the epoxy and odds are you can remove it from the sight.  Use a heavy gauge wire though.  Its always easier to file it lower if needed.  Tim

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Round or octagon barrel? 26”? I have an octagon barrel rifle of very similar vintage in 38-55, can measure it this evening.

 

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Tim, thank you for your suggestion!  It is great a person can tap into all the Winchester knowledge on this site.

 

TXGunNut, the rifle has a round 26″ bbl.

Thanks for offering the help!

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