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Agree 100% on the use of a peep sight.

My first two '94s had Williams peep sights. Shot the heads off many a Blue Grouse with them. And I have shoot them a lot on military rifles and a '95 SRC.

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303, 30-06 and a 375-06 are the only lever guns I might actually take a shot at game over 100 yards. But I have shot buckhorns out to 300+ yards many times with 45-70 and 45-90 shooting steel. Have no need to do it at game.

Just prefer a traditional buckhorn sight on a lever gun. Worth noting just how far back I put the dovetail on the half mag '73 pictured above. Using as much sight radius as possible is as all I am willing to do on a slab sided pistol caliber lever gun :) If/when my eyes get bad enough I need a peep again on a lever gun I'll likely just stick them on the wall to look at. Just me...and how use my rifles and how I want them to look. It's got nothing to do with how well they'll shoot. Shoot them enough and a buckhorn can be half a peep anyway.

I need to rebarrel my '76 and make it a 24" half round, button mag. If I ever get around to that I'll also more the rear dovetail back.
 

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Agree 100% on the use of a peep sight.

My first two '94s had Williams peep sights. Shot the heads off many a Blue Grouse with them. And I have shoot them a lot on military rifles and a '95 SRC.

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303, 30-06 and a 375-06 are the only lever guns I might actually take a shot at game over 100 yards. But I have shot buckhorns out to 300+ yards many times with 45-70 and 45-90 shooting steel. Have no need to do it at game.

Just prefer a traditional buckhorn sight on a lever gun. Worth noting just how far back I put the dovetail on the half mag '73 pictured above. Using as much sight radius as possible is as all I am willing to do on a slab sided pistol caliber lever gun :) If/when my eyes get bad enough I need a peep again on a lever gun I'll likely just stick them on the wall to look at. Just me...and how use my rifles and how I want them to look. It's got nothing to do with how well they'll shoot. Shoot them enough and a buckhorn can be half a peep anyway.

I need to rebarrel my '76 and make it a 24" half round, button mag. If I ever get around to that I'll also more the rear dovetail back.
As for re-barreling that 1876, I can recommend a man in Florida who makes some high quality barrels with a decent Winchester address. See my 1886 Oct above, as that's one of his barrels.
 

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Nice thing about a '94? Nothing fancy about it. Just a tool. Kinda like how folks use to look at a SAA...just a tool. Enough '94s out there to choose from that one of them should satisfy most buyers.




I have a few fancy lever guns. I have one plain jane '94. It is nothing more than a reliable tool for me. 10 lbs of whoop ass in a 1 pound can there.

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That 94 SRC of yours is the one I’ve lusted after, if It’s from 1982ish. I wish all carbines had the old time front sight like on these, and the saddle ring. This is my all time favorite post war 94 variation.
 

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A few of mine.

All original. Model 1866 Musket built in 1870

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All original 1873 Musket. built in 1891
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All Original 1873 in 32-20 built in 1890
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All Original 1892 in 32-20 built in 1893.
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All original first model, first issue, low 3 digit serial number, Deluxe Model 1873 built in 1874
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Mikebiker, A very nice group of Winchesters! An 1866 Musket, 1873 Musket in 32-20 no less! An early 32-20 Win 1892. The 3-digit Win 1873 1st Model is gorgeous. The latter one probably has that very coarse checkering, typical of 1st models.
 

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Well I will shortly be adding an early 94 with a half octagon barrel in 30-30. Also talking to a rancher about a really beautiful 1892 in 44 wcf if we can come to agreement.
 

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A Winchester 94 is like a Ruger Blackhawk, they aren’t the prettiest or smoothest thing around but they are extremely rugged and reliable. I think everyone should have a 94. I say that and done got rid of all of mine lol. I’m sure one will follow me back in the door sometime.
 
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