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    Front Sight IHC/Winchester

    Is there any way to tell if a front sight is IHC or Winchester? They are the same width, aren't they?

    Danny



    #2
    Front sights of all manufactures will vary in width, none of the widths are written in stone. Generally the WRA will have milling marks and "some" are punch marked on the side towards bottom

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      #3
      I have owned a number of M-1 Garands over the past 60 years. My dream is an InterNational Harvester. I grew up on the Big Red Farmall tractors. Ths IHC Farmall was a post WW11 rifle. They were produced in the old Whirl Pool plant in Indana.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Redwing319 View Post
        I have owned a number of M-1 Garands over the past 60 years. My dream is an InterNational Harvester. I grew up on the Big Red Farmall tractors. Ths IHC Farmall was a post WW11 rifle. They were produced in the old Whirl Pool plant in Indana.
        IHC are my favorite M1s. You should get one.

        Danny

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        • Redwing319
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          I have not found a Harvester Garand. Thx for your kind responce.

        #5
        The rule of thumb is Winchester is 7/8" across the front sight ears and IHC is 15/16", but it is NOT chiseled in concrete.
        Jon

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          #6
          IHC front sights widths can vary from .750 to .882 depending on serial range
          Last edited by Orlando; 12-13-2022, 06:44 PM.

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            #7
            3rd one down is my tractor rifle. 4.45m s/n range.
            Jon
            Last edited by TJT; 12-13-2022, 07:37 PM.

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              #8
              What sight width would be expected for 5.02 to 5.14 IHC Rifles?

              ​​​​​Danny

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                #9
                This is info from Wayn Bradford who has probably studied more IHC rifles than anyone.
                The following are sight widths taken off original rifles
                Serial Width
                5087656 .790
                5088435 .875
                5091627 .861
                5094133 .781
                5094735 .869
                5096600 .770
                5097556 .829
                5098600 .751
                5108798 .787
                5108924 .763
                5110605 .880
                5111144 .872
                5113178 .775
                5114070 .875
                5115903 .870
                5117455 .790
                5117718 .795
                5117726 .810
                5120159 .875
                5121186 .875
                5122127 .767
                5122843 .784
                5124008 .781
                5124508 .880
                5124654 .875
                5125062 .797
                5126568 .763
                5127386 .792
                5127945 .783
                5128420 .796
                5129406 .882
                5129623 .875
                5129623 .875
                5130770 .775
                5130822 .857
                5131219 .785
                5131453 .805
                5132461 .784
                5132735 .788
                5132884 .783
                5134303 .857
                5134974 .790
                5135802 .781
                5137340 .773
                5137398 .810
                5137491 .875
                5137491 .875
                5137496 .785
                5137763 .875
                5139590 .834
                5139735 .756
                5141022 .887
                5141727 .755
                5142872 .773
                5144778 .774
                5144815 .866
                5145799 .875
                5146271 .750
                5146517 .794
                5148377 .812
                5150660 .785
                5152007 .880
                5152320 .779
                5152600 .882
                5153959 .750
                5154345 .779
                5156347 .775
                5157382 .798
                5161375 .875
                5165479 .802
                5165414 .791
                5165920 .815
                5166751 .883
                5166877 .875
                5166920 .730
                5168573 .785
                5168750 .858
                5169914 .875
                5170255 .750
                5170837 .875
                5171478 .790
                5171841 .750
                5171900 .760
                5171905 .839
                5171963 .779
                5172027 .875
                5172071 .875
                5172533 .790
                5172823 .875
                5172861 .812
                5172862 .812
                5172945 .875
                5173059 .875
                5173105 .875
                5173160 .778
                5173743 .875
                5174280 .826
                5174298 .875
                5174377 .875
                5174498 .592
                5176605 .757
                5177684 .814
                5177940 .879
                5178087 .877
                5178434 .774
                5178571 .856
                5178933 .875
                5179089 .808
                5179318 .816
                5179328 .767
                5179343 .778
                5179995 .772
                5180728 .767
                5180740 .869
                5180851 .875
                5181202 .812
                5181357 .840
                5181417 .875
                5181876 .789
                5182226 .826
                5182229 .795
                5182903 .785
                5184787 .869
                5184974 .774
                5187985 .781
                5188499 .780
                5188743 .853
                5188838 .775
                5189017 .750
                5189804 .775
                5190491 .772
                5190674 .779
                5190684 .807
                5190844 .776
                5190859 .890
                5191650 .776
                5191953 .775
                5193169 .772
                5193192 .863
                5193313 .875
                5193449 .875
                5193555 .750
                5194165 .775
                5195955 .770
                5197275 .783
                5201631 .875
                5202890 .875
                5204803 .776
                5206475 .875
                5206854 .775
                5207814 .780
                5208126 .774
                5208132 .879
                5208317 .855
                5209263 .823
                5209729 .868
                5210261 .790
                5211086 .767
                5214149 .745
                5215766 .875
                5216215 .778
                5216425 .875
                5216636 .773
                5216875 .765​

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                  #10
                  Wow!

                  Thanks for the info. I wrongly thought that the sight width/serial number ranges that they were found in was far simpler. It all looks random and like no one sight width is correct for any segent of the serial numbers.

                  Danny
                  Last edited by danny; 12-14-2022, 11:15 PM.

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                    #11
                    .876 wide on my IHC #4592210

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