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Old 01-03-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default 1929 1894 ???

I know the answer but I'll ask anyway the peep sight on gun is not factory ? when they installed they milled about 32nd grove to fit this to gun. If not original is it possible to fill with wield and rebelled a local gun smith says he can hide the milled slot by doing this . The rear sight is missing don't know what kind of sight winchester would have used on this gun . The saddle ring is missing as well . Here's a picture of the area in ??? Thanks for Any advice.

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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I'd just leave it alone. Looks like a sight from that period. An original rear sight for the barrel will be $125 to $175. The slot could be filled with weld and the gun could be reblued. That would cost alot and reduce(or best case match) the current value of the gun.

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Id not mess with it either.

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Sure it could be done , IF, that is what you so desire is to get it back to original . But like was stated , that rear sight is gonna cost ya !
That peep is 100 times more accurate than any open sight is ever gonna be though and is a great addition to any lever gun . I look at your gun as a Customized Lever Gun , not a mistake that needs correcting . You have to undestand one thing , even back in the day there were people and even gunsmiths doing upgrades to thier arms or other peoples arms to customize them to thier own liking , or to the customers own liking . So your upgrade is not unusual or abnormal to see , and is really a nice improvement over stock . JMHO

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I have collected old ORIGINAL antique guns for 45 years, but occasionally a modification is interesting. Along with guns and knives and ammo, I also collect old iron sites. I am not sure if I ever saw such a set up. Could you get some closer photo's to share?

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I have collected old ORIGINAL antique guns for 45 years, but occasionally a modification is interesting. Along with guns and knives and ammo, I also collect old iron sites. I am not sure if I ever saw such a set up. Could you get some closer photo's to share?
I too would like to see a better picture of that sight.
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I hope the moderator has moved this to correct area . I have some more photos they were taken with iPhone not dig camera I hope they give the detail some of you folks are looking for I just got these guns after my farther passed away I would melt them down to man hole covers to have my farther back . I have pics of the 30 30 for now I hope you guys have some insight as to what I have . Thanks in advance for all answers . PS The back dovetail does not look like there was anything in no scratches the blueing is perfect. Thanks

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Thanks for the added pictures. Looks like it might be a Lyman sight without the base.

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Thanks for the added pictures. Looks like it might be a Lyman sight without the base.
I take that's it's not a factory install ? The gun is accurate but the trigger pull is about a half pound way to light for my taste . If I can get rid of this flu that's kicking my butt I will shoot sat or sun .
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I have collected old ORIGINAL antique guns for 45 years, but occasionally a modification is interesting. Along with guns and knives and ammo, I also collect old iron sites. I am not sure if I ever saw such a set up. Could you get some closer photo's to share?
What he said. The work and rear sight look period correct and well executed so I would leave it be. Filling the slot and re-blueing will destroy any colector value and besides this was the way your dad liked it so why change it. I'd stick with that setup, maybe just get a filler for the rear sight slot on the barrel.
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