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I was looking at a picture of a 2011 built Remlin and thought I spotted something that I have never seen mentioned before. The Marlin made 1894 appear to all have the front sight mounted by dovetailing the barrel. The Remlin had a front sight mounted in a dovetail in a ramp. The ramp was mounted to the barrel with screws. The whole setup looked eerily like the front sight on a Remington 552 rimfire. What say ye? Is this another change that came about when Remington started making the 1894 or am I just late to the party?
 

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The 1894 models got ramp mounted front sights sometime back. Not sure when the change was made. Initially when reintroduced to the market (somewhere 1977-1980?) the 1894 models had dovetailed barrel front sights. Then they were changed to ramp mounted along the way. My wife's 2002 model 1894C has the ramp as does a friend's late 90's 1894.

Edit: The 1894 was reintroduced in 1969 and started with a ramped front sight and hood. The 1894C was introduced in 1979 with a barrel dovetailed front sight. Brophy's book doesn't say when it got the change to a ramped front sight. Probably changed somewhere after the crossbolt safety was added in the mid 80's. Just a guess.
 

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Early 1894/1894c 357 were in dovetails. Later 357 went to ramp. All 1894 44mags were ramped far as I remember.


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Ok. I had been looking at several pictures of different ventage 1894s in 357 caliber. The pictures were of some earlier models and then one from 2011, so I wasn't sure if the change was made by Marlin or Remington. Thanks.
 
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