Winchester 1894 front sight

filmjunkie4ever

Handloader
May 4, 2011
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So I finally made time (and sufficient ammo) to go shoot my 1902 vintage .25-35 levergun.

After firing three rounds I couldn’t locate any hits on paper through the spotting scope. I tried a nearby dirt embankment and saw that at 100 yards it was shooting some 10-12” high.

The rear sight is at its lowest possible position with even the ramp removed. The only solution it appears is to replace the front sight with a taller version.

Any advice on what brand and more importantly which height of front sight I should get? I’ve been looking at the brownells sight calculator already...

Should I also replace the rear sight?

Thanks!

Dale


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preacher

Handloader
Aug 19, 2012
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Put in a call to Williams Gun Sight tech and they can tell you what size "Front sight" to put on. I almost always had to put a taller front sight on leverguns when using modern ammo or proper handloads. I also used a 1/16" Flat Faced Gold Bead Front but also went to Receiver sights. Good luck to you Pard!
 
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