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proper use of buckhorn sights?
September 16, 2019
2:48 pm
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Hi everybody,

 

I am new to this forum, my name is Felix and I am from Germany. Since my boyhood I have loved Winchesters - having become aware of their very existence while watching the John Wayne movie "The Train Robbers" for the first time... since then, it has been a neverending love story :-))) I have started a little collection - unfortunately those beautiful rifles are hard to come by in Germany, sometimes....

Today I tried a new (a.k.a. Miroku-made) Winchester 1895 in .30-06 on the range - I usually do not shoot my antiques...

I love everything about this rifle - but the use of the buckhorn rear sights made me wonder, how to properly use them...

Do I place the front sight in the little notch at the bottom of the rear sight or do I center the tip of the front sight in the big U that is formed by the buckhorn "wings"/arms? What would be the correct procedure?

 

Thanks a lot for your help, guys - much appreciated!!

September 16, 2019
11:55 pm
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Felix,

You put the front sight in the small notch so the top of the front sight is level with the top of the small notch. Depending on how good you can focus on the front and rear you can modify how you sight it vertically to be more comfortable but just as long you are consistent with the sight picture once you sighted in the gun it will work.

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September 17, 2019
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1873man said
Depending on how good you can focus on the front and rear...

Good luck to anyone over 50! 

September 17, 2019
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Yep, The tang sight is the answer to that.

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October 6, 2019
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Hi guys,

 

thanks a lot for your replies! I had the flu, so unfortunately I could not respond earlier...

Yes, I love the tang sights a lot more for shooting, too. Great invention.... 🙂

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