Winchester M-70 Sight Question

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by jpmccr, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. I have a Winchester M-70 (300 H&H) and just realized the other day that I am missing the rear sight. Is there anywhere I can get a replacement? I think what happened was when Grandad put the scope on, the sight was in the way so he took it off. I just thought I would ask as you fine folks have never let me down. Thanks. . . .:)

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  2. That's one fine rifle. Does it have a plug in the rear sight dovetail?

  3. Last edited: Jun 4, 2009
  4. If by lug you mean the larger diameter on the barrel for the rear sight, that's part of the barrel, machined from the larger blank. Often, when a gunsmith mounts a scope on a rifle like this, they will simply remove the old rear sight and press in a key blank into the dovetail. It that's the way grandpa had it done and used it, I'd leave it as is.
  5. That sounds about right. I think later this weekend I'll take a picture and post it just to be sure.

  6. I'll look forward to seeing it. I love both the M70 and .300 H&H.
  7. TRAP55

    TRAP55 Active Member

    The rear sight was probably in the way or made a ghost image in the scope so it was removed and a blank like this installed in the dovetail slot to protect it.

  8. Sorry for the long lapse in reponse. I have been rather busy between work and home projects. Here are a few of photos of the rear sight. Hope they help.

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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  9. Trap, that looks exactly like what I have. Just how hard would it be to find a sight to fit it. I am inclined to leave it as it is; I am just a curious sort. Thanks. . . . . .
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