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Redfield 70 hunter knobs onto a Redfield 80 on my Model 71. 80
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Here’s a question for our micrometer sight gurus.  My Winchester Model 71 is fitted with a correct code  Redfield 80 receiver sight in excellent condition. The 80 is the later,  removable staff version of the 70. 

Problem: My Redfield 80 has target knobs, which are out of place on a hunting rifle. I have several NIB Redfield 70 receiver sights for other rifles, fitted with hunter knobs. 

Possible solution: swap the knobs if they are interchangeable.

Question:  Are Model 70 hunter knobs retrofittable to a Model 80 staff? 

The staffs themselves are not interchangeable and what makes the 80 for a Winchester Model 71 receiver unique and expensive is the long length of its bridge.

One apparent difference I see is the 70 knobs are attached with small screws whereas the 80 knobs are attached with cheaper pins.

Perhaps I should find a Redfield 80-h for a once common rifle, e.g. a Remington 740/760 and use its knobs? 

All knowledgeable advice appreciated. Buying a 98A bolt peep is excluded from “knowledgeable advice.” 

- Bill 


WACA # 65205; Life Member, National Rifle Association; amateur preservationist

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Hi Bill, I have an 80 Redfield sight on my Model 1894 that has hunting knobs. I’d love to have target knobs. If you can shoot me some pics of your sight I’ll shoot you some pics of my sight and maybe we can do a swap on the knobs?


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Looking at my sight with the hunting knobs there are no pins or screws holding the knobs to the shaft. I think there’s no way to swap just the knobs and the shaft and knob assemblies are likely different for each gun. Looks like I’ll have to keep looking for a parts sight with target knobs.IMG_20240323_123740711_HDR.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20240323_123730949.jpgImage EnlargerIMG_20240323_123720572.jpgImage Enlarger

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