7th & 10th SF retired
Your Winchester Single Shot (high-wall) rifle was originally a 32-40 with a 28-inch ½ Octagon No. 3 barrel. It was serialized in November 1906, and received in the warehouse in June of 1909. The barrel on it now is a rebored & rechambered 40-70 Sharps Straight (S.S.). If you pull the forend stock off and look underneath the flat-spring you should see “40-70” stamped on the bottom of the barrel.
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
November 1, 2013
Tony Ford said
Any ideas on a decent tang sight?
Yes, don’t throw your money away on one of those ugly new-production Lyman or Marbles sights. Originals will cost more, but will always be WORTH more. A worn Marbles will tighten up, but a worn Lyman will have play in the stem. Any sight with the standard Winchester hole spacing can be used, regardless of app code, except those with shorter stems may force you to pass up those 500 yd shots we all like to make. Probably a half-doz listed on ebay right now, & Ben Tolson also has them in stock. I’d look for one with screws, so you won’t have to buy them separately.