Originally Posted by Hawg
I don't think the hairline crack is going to be that much of an issue. It's certainly worth more than 400 by a few hundred. I don't think the Marbles sight is original but wont discount the possibility. Most of the 94's Ive seen from the 20's-30's had flip sights.
Below is a snippet of a post about the rear site
"However, the combination of the semi-buckhorn rear sight and the post-type front sight is curious. According to Arthur Pirkle's book on the Model 1894: "There are no known instances of the ...... buckhorn rear (being installed with the) post front sight, except by special order. Such combinations were always accompainied by other rare features." Measure from the front face of your carbine's receiver to the rear sight dovetail. If it measures between 1-3/4 to 2-5/8 inches, then it most likely left the factory with the ladder-type rear sight installed. If the distance is more like 3-1/8 inches, then the longer buckhorn sight was most likely installed."
I'm really curious about this part Since the dovetail on mine measures at 3-1/8" opposed to the 1-3/4 to 2-5/8 inches for the ladder style as I was told
ETA: upon closer inspection the gold bead front blade is marked Lyman