Where is the front sight?

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  1. ultralightbackpacker

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    I have no idea, where my post should go so bear with me, but maybe to the trash can.

    I just went to the mailbox and got the latest midway catalog #34 it has Potterfield on the front cover. You guys just got your catalog right?

    I perused for a little bit, closed it, and something struck me as odd. I cannot not see the front sight on this rifle. Hmmmmm. Or is it really backset 2 inches from the crown? The rear sight is easily seen.

    To my massively untrained eye, it looks like win 1894. But what is it really (no joke)? Obviously top eject.

    Thanks boys. IMG_0001.jpg

    I also enclosed a large scan of the catalog front cover. If you wanted to zoom.

    http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo49/stockburn/IMG_0001.jpg
     
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    Its there kinda obscured in the background. Bout 1.5in downhill of the muzzle.
     
  3. 230RN
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    I blew it up 250% and it's barely visible. If that's it. Pretty high-res photo. I'd have expected it to show up better, though. Must be a dovetailed tiny bead sight.
     
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    It's there on the photo. Boy, you guys must need glasses to shoot!
     
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    I had to magnify it 400% but it is there. It's a small blade type sight.
    It's camouflaged better than some Marine Sniper Teams I've seen on History Channel .....
     
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    I must be like Larry Potterfield, I like little itty, bitty, low front sights to. I hate trying to sight in over something that looks to be as big as a basketball.
     
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    230RN Please Read the Preamble to the Bill Of Rights

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    ^ ^
    That's why I like to use a frosted red nail polish on my front sights. Like no color in nature. Contrasts with everything and the frosting seems to gather light.

    For bullseye shooting, I like them black.

    Just for the "documentation" of it, I just dug my old Remington Sportmaster out of the back of the closet and it, too, sports a tiny dovetailed front sight. Stands 1/4" above the barrel 'zackly an inch behind the muzzle. Tiny "gold" bead .075" in diameter, 25" barrel, 21" sight radius.

    "Thet thar's fer takin' a fi-i-ine bead on them thar squirrel heads, sonny."

    I can see how it would almost disappear against a mottled background in a photo.

    Just FWIW.

    You know, last time I fired that thing I "remembered" how accurate it was and kind of wondered if it would be worth drilling and tapping for a scope mount. I might try out some Eley and other .22s in it to verify its accuracy.

    I only bought it about ten years ago because it was identical to the rifle I fired my first shot out of, back in the mid-to-late-forties. Besides, it was only $60.

    Terry, 230RN
     
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