Meaning of buckhorn in English:




mass noun
  • The horn of a deer, used to make knife handles, small containers, and rifle sights.

    ‘a large knife hilted with buckhorn’
    • ‘Sights are a bead front and a buckhorn rear, which I quickly replaced with a Williams receiver peep sight.’
    • ‘The buckhorn rear sight blocked over half the ghost ring's field of view, which kind of defeats the purpose of a ghost ring.’
    • ‘The Winchester Model 1892 was equipped with standard buckhorn sights, while the Marlin had been fitted with a receiver sight.’
    • ‘Model 1892 rifles had a buckhorn rear sight as standard.’
    • ‘If you like, Wild West Guns will remove the buckhorn rear sight and install a slot blank.’
    • ‘The front sight is a black post riding in a dovetail, thus easily adjusted for windage, while the rear sight is a buckhorn on a sliding ramp to adjust for elevation.’
    • ‘The full buckhorn fixed rear sight on this rifle with fine notch provides as clean a sight picture as irons are capable of.’
    • ‘With them one could achieve a degree of precision not possible with the typical rear leaf or buckhorn sight of the period.’
    • ‘The front sight was a dovetail blade and the rear a handmade primitive buckhorn.’
    • ‘Duplicates of original sights came on the new Ballard, consisting of Rocky Mountain front, buckhorn rear and sporting tang.’
    • ‘I would much rather see this model provided with a buckhorn rear sight for cowboy shooting.’
    • ‘Sights are a conventional buckhorn rear and the dovetail mounted front sight has a nicely visible brass bead.’
    • ‘Shiloh welcomes custom orders so we also asked for front sight dovetails and buckhorn style rear sights.’
    • ‘This beautiful levergun features a tough all-steel receiver, forend and buttstock made of American walnut, a gold-bead front sight, adjustable buckhorn rear sight octagonal 20’ barrel and 10-round tubular magazine.’
    • ‘Most single-shot rifles have very plain sights with a post front and buckhorn style rear.’
    • ‘Standard sights furnished on the Cimarron High Wall are a blade front and buckhorn rear sight in standard dovetails.’