Different (to me) Win 1894 Front Sight

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Different (to me) Win 1894 Front Sight

#1 Post by CBinNH » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:36 pm

My Winchester 1894 32-40 has this front sight. Is it a Sheard? No name on it I can see. Is it meant for 50 & 100 yard depending on which is being used? It has the standard rear buckhorn type sight. Thanks.
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Re: Different (to me) Win 1894 Front Sight

#2 Post by Shasta » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:52 pm

This appears to be a Lyman No. 5A, a combination front sight designed for either target work using the hooded sight or hunting using the "Barleycorn" open sight.

(per page 54 of book "Old Gunsights" by Nick Stroeber)

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Re: Different (to me) Win 1894 Front Sight

#3 Post by Griff » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:19 pm

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Re: Different (to me) Win 1894 Front Sight

#4 Post by smokenrust » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:01 pm

Griff, Any place to see these sights that are reproduced today?

CB, I would trade you reguler sight for that one even up. LOL
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#5 Post by Pete44ru » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:43 pm

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Re: Different (to me) Win 1894 Front Sight

#6 Post by kimwcook » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:42 pm

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Re: Different (to me) Win 1894 Front Sight

#7 Post by Catshooter » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:38 pm

I have the version on the left and it is very well made. Not cheap, but worth it.


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