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dodge69
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  08:28:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Could a model 65 be ordered for a receiver mount peep sight. I know some Winchesters were drilled later on but not sure about the model 65

TRAP55
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  12:14:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All the "optional" rear sights offered for the Model 1894 were offered for the Model 65.


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Bert H.
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  1:30:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First, the Model 65 is a variation of the Model 92.

The Model 65 could have been special ordered with a Lyman No. 56 receiver mounted peep sight, or a Redfield No. 70. In my ongoing research survey for the Model 65, I have verified (6) rifles that were factory equipped with a Lyman No. 56 receiver sight, and (2) with a Redfield No. 70. I briefly discussed this topic in the article that I wrote and published in "The WINCHESTER Collector" magazine (Winter 2016 edition) for the Model 65.


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TRAP55
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  7:12:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
First, the Model 65 is a variation of the Model 92.

Yes Bert, I'm well aware of that. I was quoting Nick Stroebel on rear sight options for the Model 65.


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Bert H.
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  2:01:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAP55

quote:
First, the Model 65 is a variation of the Model 92.

Yes Bert, I'm well aware of that. I was quoting Nick Stroebel on rear sight options for the Model 65.



To blanketly state that the rear sight options for the Model 94 and Model 65 are the same is not accurate. Stroebel did not adequately explain the sight interchangeability in his book. If you examine a Lyman sight catalog, it quickly becomes clear that very few sights are truly 100% interchangeable. Yes, the Model 92 and the Model 94 used the same "makes" of sights, but they are not "identical" sights. The specific sights were regulated for the specific cartridges and barrel lengths available in each model, and accordingly they are not truly "interchangeable". Some of the sights used for the Model 92 are correct for the Model 65, but not all of them.

This is a much more complicated topic than most people realize, and it is one of the primary reasons why shooters have historically struggled with sighting in their old rifles. How many times have you seen sights that have been physically altered/modified by past owners... filed or ground down blades, notches, elevators, etc.

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deerhide
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Posted - 03/23/2018 :  02:13:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Quite a few!
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