A friend of mine just purchased a Winchester 1895 Sporting Carbine in .30-40 Krag. It has a manufacture date of 1906 according to the serial number. Unfortunately, it is missing the rear sight elevator, and he asked me to help figure out what elevator it needs. I do not know much of anything about these rifles, so I would appreciate any help that you could give me. I was told on another page that the rear sight I have is a 22 B, but I am not sure if that is correct. It looks to be a semi-buckhorn sight. For now, I only have a Guest account, so I can’t post pictures of it, but if I need to, I can get an actual paid membership to include pictures.
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Thank you very much. Is there a specific designation for that elevator? When I looked online before, I saw 1-A, 1-B, 1-C, and I think 32B. Or do I just count the grooves and match it to that?
I believe that what you need is the 1-B. It should have the Feb. 1901 patent date on the left side if you are looking for an original.
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September 20, 2022
Hello. I have an 1895 Sporting Rifle in 35 Winchester. It has the same rear sight pictured in this post. I also need the rear elevator. My rifle was made in 1910. 1-A 1-B or 1-C ? Does it matter which one. What is the difference between these? I would assume slightly different notch heights?
July 3, 2020
July 17, 2012
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I’ve always understood that 1908 was the change year on these….
You are correct, the notes on the factory drawing state the side checking was omitted on the 22A and 22B per Change of Product notice #40 dated 2/18/08.
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