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July 17, 2023 - 8:04 pm
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I picked up a 4 digit s/n model 55 in 32 WS. The rear sight elevator is missing. 

But I don’t think it has the correct rear sight. I think it’s a 22 rimfire sight. As it has a real small notch.

Anyways, could someone tell me the correct sight for this rifle and maybe a picture.

Thanks, Dave

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If it’s .32WS, I’d assume it should have the special .32WS sight, as on ’94s.  Unless an exception was made in the case of 55s. 

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Dave Miles said
I picked up a 4 digit s/n model 55 in 32 WS. The rear sight elevator is missing. 

But I don’t think it has the correct rear sight. I think it’s a 22 rimfire sight. As it has a real small notch.

Anyways, could someone tell me the correct sight for this rifle and maybe a picture.

Thanks, Dave  

Dave,

The correct rear sight for all standard Model 55 rifles was a Flat-top sporting with a 1C elevator.  Winchester never installed a .32 Smokeless sight on a Model 55 32 WS rifle.

Bert

 

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July 18, 2023 - 10:11 am
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Thanks Bert,

That’s the sight I have, just missing the elevator.

Will check E-bay.

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 I have a Model 55 and a Model 53 with these sights.These sights, coupled with the I believe number 3 front sight, that came with  them are my favourite iron sights.Smile

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Dave Miles said
I picked up a 4 digit s/n model 55 in 32 WS. The rear sight elevator is missing. 

But I don’t think it has the correct rear sight. I think it’s a 22 rimfire sight. As it has a real small notch.

Anyways, could someone tell me the correct sight for this rifle and maybe a picture.

Thanks, Dave

  

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 Looks right to me.

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March 27, 2024 - 11:11 am
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I agree if the width looks like the one below. The ones used on a model 55/53 are not as wide as the ones for a 94 or 92. 

 

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