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Winchester Reversible Sight - the Unicorn of early sights
November 29, 2019
6:39 pm
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The Winchester catalogs from 1880-84 list a couple of sights that are very rarely seen on early rifles.  One of these is the Winchester Reversible Sight.  Here is a snip from a reprint of the April 1882 catalog.   Apache said he saw one of these on an English proofed Model 1876 short rifle.  I have never seen one or even a photo.   Anyone else?   

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November 29, 2019
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  What makes a sight rare, poor advertising, poor marketing, or did someone design a sight very few people wanted? T/R

November 30, 2019
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I believe I may have seen one but didn’t realize what it was. Had no idea why the hood had a hole.

 

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