Winchester 94 rear sight "block"

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  1. FL-NC

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    I recently acquired a Winchester 94 in 30-30. It has a WIlliams peep sight installed, and the standard rear sight has been removed. Because of this, there is a empty dovetail on the barrel from where the rear sight was before. I understand there are "blocks" that can be placed in this dovetail to fill it and improve the appearance. Where would I get one of these things?
     
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  3. Armored farmer

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    ...or, you could buy a sight 16312766053018234438031453490295.jpg
     
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  4. GooseGestapo

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    It’s called a “dovetail blank”.
    MidwayUSA and Brownells carry them.

    Another alternative is to install a folding leaf rear sight such as what Ruger supplies on the 10/22, or one like Marlin put on their rifles circa 1960-2010.
     
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  5. Carl N. Brown

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    You can find them listed as
    _ dovetail blank
    _ dovetail sight blank
    _ rifle dovetail blank
    _ dovetail slot blank

    and you can find them shaped to blend in with the barrel or even decorative styles.
    dovetail blank.jpg

    When I installed a receiver sight on my Marlin 336, I redid the original open sight as a dovetail blank.
    Some people aren't bothered by an empty sight dovetail slot on the barrel, but some of us are.

    20210910_092518.jpg

    A folding open sight would be an option (a bit more expensive than a dovetail blank) and a backup in case the receiver sight is no longer wanted.

    [From the time I was a kid, I thought a Winchester 94 carbine with a Williams receiver sight was THE All-American Deer Rifle.]
     
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  6. .45Coltguy

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    Dovetail slot blank from Brownell's is what I put in my 94[Win].
     
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