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I just acquired a Winchester M1917 in 30.06, that's been in Canadian service. Has Canadian cartouches on the stock with the red band painted around the stock, below the stacking hook. The front sight is not the usual flat blade, but is a round roll pin, set into a blued steel dove tail base. It's very well made, but I associate roll pins with more recent manufacturing. Has anyone seen this type of sight before?
 

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Yep, I have a Canadian one with a rollpin front sight too. At first I was like what the heck is this. But it shoots great, right where you aim. When you are looking though the sights you can't tell it's a rollpin.

If you reload slug your bore. Mine had a .310 bore. It shot good with .308 bullets but it's a tack driver with .311 bullets.
 
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