44 dovetail size

Yellowhouse
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44 dovetail size

Post by Yellowhouse » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:43 pm

I knew the dovetail size was .310 and it is on the rear sight of my like new 44 in .22lr. However, I was greatly surprised to find the front dovetail at .437 or 7/16. Is that standard for the 44 or has mine been enlarged. The front sight looks just like one in my old Stevens catalog....looks like a half crescent.

slumlord44
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Re: 44 dovetail size

Post by slumlord44 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:07 pm

What is standard on Stevens is an interesting question. I have 44's with 7/16, 3/8, and some smaller than 3/8. I assume the .310 you refer too. Never measured with a micrometer.

Yellowhouse
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Re: 44 dovetail size

Post by Yellowhouse » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:06 pm

Thanks! Mine is likely late production having a serial of 79xxx

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