Can anyone answer this one.
The base on the factory sight on my 1894c is .5". The replacement skinner is a quarter inch. I selected it for height rather than how wide. I drifted it in and it appears very solid, though there is exposed barrel dovetail either side. I dont see this as any issue, short maybe of aesthetics. I dont think the thinner base compromises stability. But, I am not sure. Anyone know better?