View Full Version : Unidentified rifle sight
March 31, 2011, 09:37 AM
Can you help me id this sight for a friend. It was found in his fathers gear and he would like to know what it is to. The numbers on the site are as follows:
The numbers are located on different parts of the site itself. Thanks Jim
March 31, 2011, 09:38 AM
Two more pics sorry for the quality is what he sent me
March 31, 2011, 10:10 AM
My, those are tiny little pictures.
The sight MIGHT be off an early Winchester Model 52 which had a huge dovetail on the reciever bridge.
March 31, 2011, 10:20 AM
Pictures are simply too small. He needs to retake them in a larger format.
When I try blowing them up they pixelate all to hell.
March 31, 2011, 11:12 AM
Get signed up on photobucket. It's free, and easy to use.
March 31, 2011, 11:28 AM
The OP sent me the pictures. They're larger and somewhat easier to see, but still pretty blurry.
Jim says the early 52 had a large dovetail on the receiver bridge for the sight.
It doesn't like like any 52 sight I've ever seen, but I found a very early catalog drawing of a 52, and it does appear to sit in a dovetail.
But... Even at that early stage the 52 sight appears to have had windage adjustment knobs on the rear base, which this sight doesn't have.
March 31, 2011, 12:00 PM
Finger's Fuzzy Fotos show an adjustment knob on the elevation slide whereas all the early 52 sights I can find have them at the base... or not at all.
Either this is an aftermarket sight or it is off of Something Else.
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