View Full Version : Winchester sight removal

Tom B
March 3, 2000, 10:30 AM
How do you remove the original buckhorn sight from a Winchester 94 if you wish to install an aftermarket peep sight? Thanks.

March 3, 2000, 11:01 PM
I'm assuming you are talking about the rear ramp type sights. The cheapest way( without buying a sight pusher) is to pull out the elevating ramp. Then use a NYLON punch to "tap" the sight out of the dove tail. These punches are sold in a set for a few bucks from BROWNELLS. hold the punch at the base of the dove tail, and tap it to one side. If it dosen't move try the other way. They normaly come out easier the same way they went in.Be careful not to miss and WHACK the barrel!!! You may want to invest a few more bucks on a nylon hammer! All of these tools have many uses when it comes to firearms. Good luck!
(you may also want to order a dovetail blank, unless the peeps use the same dovetail)

March 4, 2000, 02:20 AM
I've always had best results clamping the barrel in a padded vise as close to the sight as possible. That will be right in front of the forearm. Then, using a brass punch drive out the sight from left to right as you stand to the rear of the gun.