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Rifle Front Signts On Early Model 1892s
April 7, 2019
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Read recently that front sights on early Model 1892 rifles (i.e., up until 1916) were dovetailed and then brazed?

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Front sights on rifles that are dovetailed were not brazed or soldiered. Now a carbine with a post sight they were dovetailed and soldered in.

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25-35 said
Read recently that front sights on early Model 1892 rifles (i.e., up until 1916) were dovetailed and then brazed?  

The front sights on rifles and carbines are most definitely different as Bob pointed out.  The earliest rifles had sights set into a dovetail but they did not have a set screw in the base of the sight.

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Michael, what about 1892 special short rifles and SBRs <16” manufactured up to 1916?

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25-35 said
Michael, what about 1892 special short rifles and SBRs <16” manufactured up to 1916?  

The use of the non set screw front sight was only for the 2 years or so of production.  After that the common standard sight was as shown in the attached photo.  Of course any "special order" rifle may have had alternate front sights chosen by the owner.  Otherwise they were no different.  

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If the dovetail on a Winchester sight is 3/8" it was never soldered in unless done outside the factory by Buba. The set screw on the later 21 front sights that I have ever removed were never tightened. I could always remove the sight and never left a scare from the screw, not to say someone could of tightened it if they kept adjusting the sight and the dovetail worked loose but I haven't run across that.

Also please pick one thread and post to it. Its get confusing responding to multiple thread on  the same subject.

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