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Gentlemen,
I have recently acquired a 1956 Winchester 94, 30-30 at about 98% NRA.
It may sound like a sin to some of you, but I really want to shoot this fine rifle. Problem. My vision precludes my use of the iron sights at 100yds. I would consider a side mount if it is removable and does not disturb the beautiful finish.
Recommendations?
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I believe Williams still makes a side mount for the pre- 64 94. I would say that Lyman would as well. You may want to check ebay out. I have seen a few on there before. I would really think about this- I would but that gun away take care of it.
 

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Williams does make an excellent mount for the older Winchesters that need an offset scope tube to clear the ejected shells form the top ejcting receiver.
They no longer advertize them.If you can't locate a mount,I have a mount that is a "Quickset",and is a good mount,also
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Find a Leopold "scout rifle" type mount. It mounts a handgun scope farther forward on the barrel by using the back sight slot and back barrel band as mounting points. The barrel band must be drilled but no other damage need be done. Barrel bands can be replaced, receivers cannot!

I have 2X scopes on mine and they work great! More power make it slower to get on target.

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I found these when I was looking for options for my post 64 top eject.... depending on the factory hole placement on the pre 64s, some of these might go on with out drilling anything.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=109427

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/27047-17822-1492.html

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/st...19023&title=SIDE+MOUNT+1"+RINGS+&+BASES+-+R-Z

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/22758-16703-1926.html

these two go together
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=410124
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=272671

http://www.xssights.com/store/scope.html

Another thought, have you looked at aperature sights? either tang or reciever mounted. IMO, they don't require as much natural eye sight as notch or buckhorn sights.

Gary
(no afiliation with links, just passing on ideas i found. Hope this type of linking is OK here)
 

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I neglected to mention,in my previous post,that both the Williams and the Quicksite mounts fit into existing holes in the receiver.It only requires longer bolts,that come with the mounts.
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Kragman71 said:
I neglected to mention,in my previous post,that both the Williams and the Quicksite mounts fit into existing holes in the receiver.It only requires longer bolts,that come with the mounts.
Frank
The Kwiksite mount does use the exiting holes, as Kragman71 said, as I own one for my top eject 94 .30-30, and it does not ruin the finish if care is taken to mount and remove it correctly.
 

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The Weaver side mounts that use the take donw plug screw for the front mount will work on your gun, BUT, you have to have a screw made to fit the smaller size plug screw used in the earlier guns. The bases are intended for post 64 guns, but work fine with the proper front screw. The ones that show in weavers chart for a pre-64 gun are the awful ones that require 4 holes to be drilled and tapped in the side of the receiver, and have been the cause of many fine old rifles being devalued.

Any decent gunsmith can make the screw.


Something else to consider, the scope adjusting turret on the right side of the scope sometimes causes the shells to fail to eject properly, as it sits over the path of the shells ejecting. The fix is simple, rotate the scope a quarter turn to the left in the rings, making the windage into the elevation adjustment, and the elevation adjstment into the windage. Not a big deal if you understand the scope and how it's mounted, but a cause for consternation to someone that only reads the marks on the turrets and can't figure out why they can't get it to adjust in the right plane.
 

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I would like to see a video on how to adjust the rear sight hight on a pre 60's model 94.? I looked on Youtube & nothing shows on this rear sight. As I do not want to damage the rear sight trying to get it to raise & lower. any photos or a video would help a lot
 

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Great information in this thread!

Mine is a post '64 model 94 top eject 30-30.

This mount looks easy and intriguing invented by a Doctor in Colorado.
Winchester Model 94 SCOPE/TACTICAL RAIL MOUNT - YouTube


Does this look good to y'all (I never had a scope mounted on my lever actions, getting old eyes now).

What is a very unobtrusive and small sight system that any of you like?
Looking for something real small and that will mount low to the barrel,
so that is less noticeable.
Thanks for any suggestions!
 

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I would like to see a video on how to adjust the rear sight hight on a pre 60's model 94.? I looked on Youtube & nothing shows on this rear sight. As I do not want to damage the rear sight trying to get it to raise & lower. any photos or a video would help a lot


In the future, REDTAIL, it would be more polite if you should start your own thread for any different subject/question, instead of hi-jacking another's.


Like many other longleaf rear sights, your rifle's rear sight should have a step elevator under the rear half of the sight leaf, which is slid forward/backward as req'd to zero the rifle for elevation.

Windage adjustment's are made via drifting the rear sight (at it's male dovetail) right/left as req'd.
Before moving the rear sight for windage, however, it's best practice to place a small piece of yellow masking tape across the bbl either front/rear of the sight & mark the sight's present position on the tape, so the amount of sight movement can easily be seen.




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Yes, it's bad form to hijack another's thread, even if it is over 6 years old. Start your own thread to get an answer to your unrelated question.

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