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Winchester 3-Leaf Express Sight
October 4, 2017
5:11 pm
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Hello Winchester Fans! Anybody have an Old Gunsights book and 5 minutes free? 

I'm hoping you would be willing to answer a quick question for me; I'm currently in the market for a 3-Leaf express sight for my Model 94 and have come across one on good ol' eBay. It looks good... Too good. I am concerned that it may be a reproduction for reasons a)the bluing is almost perfect and b)there are secondary notches on the "50" leaf that I have not been able to find on verified older sights.

I have scoured the Internet and endless collector forums, but I'm unable to find out much information about the production styles and years for this sight.

I am more concerned that it is an original Winchester piece and not a "modern" reproduction. I will attach the only photos I have. Unfortunately, not many markings are visible, but the "platinum lines" and extra leaf notches are.

--How long were these sights offered as special order upgrades?
--Does the notched 50 Leaf indicate it is a later year model, or a reproduction?

Regardless, thank you for sharing your incredible knowledge and passion!

October 4, 2017
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Which "Express" sight are you referring to?  The 34 (all leafs on the same pivot) or 56 (3 separate leafs with 2 pivots)?

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October 4, 2017
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If you are looking at this one. ebay-express-sight It has been reblued and the 50 yd has been filed down.

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October 5, 2017
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You need to be looking for one like these images.

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October 5, 2017
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Guest406 said
Hello Winchester Fans! Anybody have an Old Gunsights book and 5 minutes free? 

I'm hoping you would be willing to answer a quick question for me; I'm currently in the market for a 3-Leaf express sight for my Model 94 and have come across one on good ol' eBay. It looks good... Too good. I am concerned that it may be a reproduction for reasons a)the bluing is almost perfect and b)there are secondary notches on the "50" leaf that I have not been able to find on verified older sights.

I have scoured the Internet and endless collector forums, but I'm unable to find out much information about the production styles and years for this sight.

I am more concerned that it is an original Winchester piece and not a "modern" reproduction. I will attach the only photos I have. Unfortunately, not many markings are visible, but the "platinum lines" and extra leaf notches are.

--How long were these sights offered as special order upgrades?
--Does the notched 50 Leaf indicate it is a later year model, or a reproduction?

Regardless, thank you for sharing your incredible knowledge and passion!  

If you have a nice carbine, I have a very nice 44A for sale.    Big Larry

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