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Beech folding combination front sight
January 2, 2020
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Guys,

2 Questions:

Looking at a 1892, 38-40 takedown manufactured in 93. Serial # is 16,5 hundred something (don't remember it all) It has the beech combo front sight on it, is this sight correct for the era of the rifle?

The sight is in very nice condition, minus the blueing. Given that, what is an honest ball park valuation for the sight?

 

TIA,

Erin

January 2, 2020
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The Beach sight was used on a lot of guns and would be at home on a 92 but I would expect a tang sight to go with it. It without a tang would be odd. How much gold on the sight?

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January 2, 2020
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I will have to revisit it tomorrow Bob, can't give you an honest answer.  I gave the rifle a quick once over, checked the bore, was running short on time and had to get to an appointment.

 

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January 2, 2020
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Its definitely a Beach not a Lyman? There is a price difference.

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January 2, 2020
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Yep, I've got several of the Lyman's, it's surely not one of them. Considerably wider across the dovetail base. (as in it protrudes from the side of the barrel)

January 2, 2020
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A beach has the pins in the sides for the pivot rather than screws. The base is blued and the globe is gold washed. A Beach ranges from about $100 for no finish and worn to $250 with a lot of finish.

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January 2, 2020
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Thanks for the info Bob!  That helps with my decision.

Erin

January 2, 2020
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Bob,

It's for sure a Beach, No blueing left with a bit of gold left in the protected area's.  Appears I'm on the lower end of the price range....

 

Erin

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