oldcrankyyankee said \
3, I have an 86 in 45-90 letters with a 30″ extra heavy barrel, would YOU put it on it?
Not any sort of vernier sight; it might have been done by a green shooter with no practical hunting experience, but that doesn’t make it typical, much less sensible. A plain-Jane Lyman #1 would be appropriate, suggesting a skilled rifleman wanting something better than standard sights.
That number #36 (actually, #38) is an anachronism if applied to any but late production Mid-Range Verniers, as that is the term used in catalogs until after WWI, when some (probably) newly-hired whiz-kid decided the old-fashioned names weren’t good enough for “modern times.”
I believe Mid-Ranges are now selling for $500 up.
June 4, 2017
The Lyman N marked tang sight is best because it does not have to be folded back to work the action. Also cheaper and commonly installed on the 86. T/R
Correct for an ’86, but may not be much cheaper, as the “N” usually sells for twice the price of the common #1s. Marble’s “Flexible” tang sight was built to bend back if struck by the bolt, but the Lyman is the one I’d prefer.