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1894 25-35 with Lyman #21 sight
January 6, 2014
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Gunbroker 386237262 Is this a rare sight? What do you think is fair value on a gun like this?

January 6, 2014
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No, the Lyman No. 21 sight is not "rare", but it certainly is not common either.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=386237262

That particular rifle has originality issues... the barrel has definitely been replaced, and I have to wonder about the sights.

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January 6, 2014
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The Lyman 21 sight is fairly common on 1894's from this era. Because it is a .25-35, it is worth a bit more than a .30 WCF. Maybe $1100 to $1200, possibly as high as $1400, IF the barrel is original. I have never seen a proofmark with the P in the circle before and the other proofmark on the barrel seems weak and is double-proofed, which is not typical of a Winchester proofmark. Also, the .25-35 markings are unlike those I have seen before, both font and size. I suspect the barrel may not be original to the gun, but I am more than willing to be corrected if wrong.

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Bert H. said
No, the Lyman No. 21 sight is not "rare", but it certainly is not common either.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=386237262

That particular rifle has originality issues... the barrel has definitely been replaced, and I have to wonder about the sights.

Bert

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wolfbait said
Gunbroker 386237262 Is this a rare sight? What do you think is fair value on a gun like this?

As far as fair value, with the parts barrel and the Lyman sight looks like it's got the wrong mounting screw, I think the $750 is probably a good asking price. I don't want it for that but someone probably will.

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wolfbait said
Gunbroker 386237262 Is this a rare sight? What do you think is fair value on a gun like this?

As far as fair value, with the parts barrel and the Lyman sight looks like it's got the wrong mounting screw, I think the $750 is probably a good asking price. I don't want it for that but someone probably will.

With the replaced barrel, it is not an original gun; 'maybe' $750 is a fair price, but sounds high even at that. I wouldn't touch it, but that is just me! Again, if all original, it would almost be double that, I should think.

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In addition to the incorrect mounting screws, the sight is also missing the lock-down lever and elevation hardware. I wouldn't touch it.

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