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April 14, 2023 - 1:33 am
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Winchester Carbine Rifle Ladder Folding Rear Peep Sight 1873 1876 1892 1894 1886 | eBay

 

Have a look at this one. Looks to be a custom made piece stuck over the original slider. Not a bad job really

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Chris,

That looks like a modern repo with the homemade slider.

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Aussie Chris said  Looks to be a custom made piece stuck over the original slider. Not a bad job really

No, it isn’t, but as with the U.S. Army’s 1884 Buffington rear sight, & M1905 Springfield sight, & others of similar design, the optical advantage of a peep is diminished the further it’s placed from the shooter’s eye.  A conventional open rear sight (which the military traditionally favored) combined with a peep is an ineffective compromise.

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Chris,

That looks like a modern repo with the homemade slider.

Bob

  

 I did think it had some artificial ageing to it. There was a guy down here making repos also, they look terrible though whereas this doesn’t look half bad

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Aussie Chris said
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Chris,

That looks like a modern repo with the homemade slider.

Bob

  

 I did think it had some artificial ageing to it. There was a guy down here making repos also, they look terrible though whereas this doesn’t look half bad

  

 Any sight that has mismatched parts is half bad. Even if you find the part, it has to match. T/R

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I agree with Bob.  First of all, the screw in the base which is supposed to center the leaf, is much smaller than an original Winchester.  The elevator slide is also much thicker (even without the added peep hole fixture) than the slide on an original sight.  Personally, I think it’s an aged Uberti reproduction carbine sight.

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Yes all good points here. 

Here are some obvious differences from one of my original 1873 SRC sights. Screenshot_20230415_105117_eBay.jpgImage EnlargerScreenshot_20230415_105313_Gallery.jpgImage EnlargerScreenshot_20230415_105141_eBay.jpgImage Enlarger

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Just to clarify things a little if I may, Chris’s photos on the left and far right are of the sight in question (ebay listing).  The center photo is his original Winchester carbine sight.

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Yes that’s correct Rick. Sorry I uploaded them from my phone and it did not order them and align them as I wanted. 

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