Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

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Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#1 Post by LoyalValley » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:58 am

My Winchester 94 was built in 1962. The gunsmith installed a Lymann 66 peep sight plus a Marble green fiber sight. Unfortunately it‘s too low I hardly find it when looking through the peep. I contacted Lyman an Marble both were very helpful and told me what hight the front sight must have.

At present I‘m oversees so I still have to install the higher front sight. But one question crossed my mind: will it be necessary or advisable to remove the rear sight? Because I don’t want to interfere with the historic appearance too much, I would rather leave it on.

If I have to remove it, where do I get the 'nicest’ sight slot blanc from? It should match Winchesters old design, don’t want anything fancy or bulky. As small and ‘invisible’ as possible. Thanks guys, great forum 👏.

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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#2 Post by gamekeeper » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:25 am

You can order a dovetail slot blank from Brownells, it may need a little file work for a perfect fit but I'd wait until you have the correct front sight and see how it looks.
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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#3 Post by Pete44ru » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:53 pm

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You will get a cleaner/full sight picture through the peepsight if the rear barrel open sight is disappeared.

If you can get your hands on any old longleaf rear open sight, a dovetail slot filler to replace the rear bbl sight is easily fashioned from it's male dovetail section.


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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#4 Post by BlaineG » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:54 pm

gamekeeper wrote:
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You can order a dovetail slot blank from Brownells, it may need a little file work for a perfect fit but I'd wait until you have the correct front sight and see how it looks.
Adjust the blank, not the slot on the rifle. If for some reason it's a little big, a small shim can be cut from a pop can.
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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#5 Post by Nath » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:45 pm

Mine did.

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The folding rear was set for sub loads and the peep for full power loads.

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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#6 Post by LoyalValley » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:09 am

Thanks a lot for the recommendations, I have ordered a "fancy" blank from Homestead Parts and gonna remove the rear sight. Greeting from South Africa...

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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#7 Post by fordwannabe » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:09 am

I had my gunsmith make opposing dove tails in a peice of brass about 6 inches long. I use a band saw and hack off the length I need and install in slot then a little file work to shape and finish. I think it looks pretty good on octogon barrels. Just one of the options I use
I have also cut the rear sight as shown above as a blank.
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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#8 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:28 am

The old Lyman No. 6 (now the No. 16) was made for this purpose. I have one on a Marlin 1897 with a tang peep. I think the sight on Nath's rifle above is a Lyman 16 or something very close to it.
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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#9 Post by Nath » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm

Rimfire McNutjob wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:28 am
The old Lyman No. 6 (now the No. 16) was made for this purpose. I have one on a Marlin 1897 with a tang peep. I think the sight on Nath's rifle above is a Lyman 16 or something very close to it.
Think it is a 16. Folds down anyway.

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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#10 Post by Carlsen Highway » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:27 am

Nath, that's a good idea.
I have just developed a small game load for my 94 with Universal, about mimics a 32/20, but would have to change the rear sight between loads - I could do what you have done too if I put my peep sight back on it....
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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#11 Post by piller » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:43 am

It sure was nice of that little bunny to pose there with Nath's rifle. I seldom get a chance anymore to have such helpful animals pose with my firearms. I am actively attempting to remedy that situation.

Nath, I like that picture. It, or one similar, should be used as an advert for a firearm related product.
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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#12 Post by BruceB » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:01 pm

Can the folding rear sight Marlin uses be substituted on a Winchester? I have a 26" 94 Classic that I want to install a tang sight on it and was thinking of putting the Marlin sight on the barrel.
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Re: Winchester 94, can peep and rear sight go together

#13 Post by hfcable » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:02 pm

BruceB wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:01 pm
Can the folding rear sight Marlin uses be substituted on a Winchester? I have a 26" 94 Classic that I want to install a tang sight on it and was thinking of putting the Marlin sight on the barrel.

yes, it can - have done that on several

there also traditional rear sights with elevator that have a folding blade

i have various arrangements like this on most of my rifles that have tang sights
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