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Has anyone got a 1866 rifle rear sight. and how much should I be paying for one. I need one for a ’76 Hawaiin musket I’m trying to buy and need to figure out what a sight will cost Me.

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Harry,

Your looking for the one with the external spring?

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Yup

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I have one but I have no idea what they are worth. I never see them for sale.

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Yeah, that is a needle in a haystack for sure!

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Talked to a guy today and he agreed with me that that sight would be $500 to $1000 depending on condition.

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Bob Let Me know if it is available, maybe a picture and even more important what You want for it. I finalized the deal on the 1876 Hawaiin musket that Collectors Firearms has and it’s needing the rear sight, which is apparently a ’66 rifle sight with the external spring, there is a really good picture of one in the winter 2015 Collector article on these muskets.

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I see there are two different variations of that sight. The one on the 76 Musket in the article goes up to 800 yards. The one I have goes to 900.

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Henry Mero said
Has anyone got a 1866 rifle rear sight. and how much should I be paying for one. I need one for a ’76 Hawaiin musket I’m trying to buy and need to figure out what a sight will cost Me.  

    Harry, The 66 musket style sights on my 66’s are different than the one pictured on the 76 musket. They are slightly lighter, the pivot screw comes in from the other side, the spring where it goes into the barrel is rounded instead of square, and the range on the staff goes to 9 instead of 8. Maybe the 66 sight is not what you want. T/R

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