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jworsham
05-04-2013, 03:29 PM
Recently got this lockbar windage adjustment wheel. It looked like a Winchester made lockbar with the open arrowheads but I they do not look like other WRA open arrows. Is it real or repro?

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j436/jworsham3/PICT0313_zps465aaf9b.jpg

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j436/jworsham3/PICT0314_zps68b8cc19.jpg

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j436/jworsham3/PICT0315_zps924af515.jpg

warbabys54
05-06-2013, 12:19 PM
I am thinking early SA also. I have an early WRA , and the arrowheads have more of a flair to them.....

jworsham
05-06-2013, 12:33 PM
I have since learned that Winchester had 3-4 different open arrows . This windage knob is Knurled ( on the side) The Knurled came out late 1942 ( Nov/Dec). So Knurled Windage Knob would come with the Type 11 Winchester Lockbar.

Just got this in trade so now that I know what it is, I will probably trade or sell it as I do not own a Winchester Garand.

aimit
05-06-2013, 02:17 PM
I have since learned that Winchester had 3-4 different open arrows . This windage knob is Knurled ( on the side) The Knurled came out late 1942 ( Nov/Dec). So Knurled Windage Knob would come with the Type 11 Winchester Lockbar.

Just got this in trade so now that I know what it is, I will probably trade or sell it as I do not own a Winchester Garand.

The knurling is not the typical knurling found on WRA knobs in late '42 and later. It looks more like the early WRA checkered knobs which often had very shallow marks on the lines around the circumference. These knobs used wide arrows but the shape was not exactly the same as the arrows in the pic. There were some very early SA knobs that used wide arrows that looked somewhat like the ones in the pic, but the knurled area was much narrower than the one shown. Some of the later SA checkered knobs used wide arrows, but they were more flared than the ones in the pic. I have seen a lot of sight knobs, but that knob is unlike any I have seen, either in person or in pics. It could be fake or could be legitimate. Maybe someone else has seen one like it and could shed some light on it.

jworsham
05-06-2013, 03:34 PM
Could this be an "early WRA checkered knobs with very shallow marks on the lines around the circumference?"

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j436/jworsham3/PICTLOCKBARRidge_zps0bd1be98.jpg

aimit
05-06-2013, 05:36 PM
Could this be an "early WRA checkered knobs with very shallow marks on the lines around the circumference?"

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j436/jworsham3/PICTLOCKBARRidge_zps0bd1be98.jpg

Could be, although the arrows and checkering are a little different than yours. Here is a pic of a WRA knob. http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp5366%3A%3Enu%3D3254%3E47%3B%3E453%3E WSNRCG%3D33535695%3A532%3Cnu0mrj

aimit
05-06-2013, 05:41 PM
Here is a pic of the same knob showing the arrows.
http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp53697%3Enu%3D3254%3E47%3B%3E453%3EWS NRCG%3D335356959832%3Cnu0mrj

007
05-08-2013, 05:31 PM
Current repo
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/ubinsniped/WRA%20129/wra129715d_zps86c106f8.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/ubinsniped/WRA%20129/wra129715f_zps51973032.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu317/ubinsniped/WRA%20129/wra129715e_zps42caf67e.jpg