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March 28, 2020
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Sorry, Clarence...I meant the bead.  I have edited my posts to reflect that.

March 29, 2020
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1873man said
They are ivory

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Got knocked off the site.  

I've always considered thee beads to be ivory as well, but the subject of the post has to do with color.  What color would you call the bead on the bottom picture Bob?  And, yes, I'm aware that ivory has different shades.

Thanks for the point you made about both being ivory, though!

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March 29, 2020
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Your going to take a good closeup of it in natural light to tell color since cameras and artificial light can change the color big time.

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jwm94 said

What color would you call the bead on the bottom picture Bob?  And, yes, I'm aware that ivory has different shades.

Yaller, more or less--the color all elephant ivory eventually turns unless it's protected from the atmosphere.  Hippopotamus ivory is supposedly the only kind that doesn't acquire that golden patina of age.  Many years ago I had some new ivory grips made for a Colt 1851 repro; I thought the brightness of the freshly worked ivory was so garish I tried to stain them with tea, which unfortunately gave them a brownish rather than yellowish tint; unfortunately sold long ago before ivory became such a priceless commodity.

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Bob & Clarence thanks for the comments.  Unfortunately both rifles sit in the back of the safe and it will be a few more months before I see them again.

Yaller...Laugh

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jwm94 said

Yaller...Laugh  

"You'll wonder where the yaller went when you brush your teeth with _________." 

If you can't fill in the blank, go back to the '50s.  (Wish to hell I could!)

March 29, 2020
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Lyman did make some beads that were a brass color.  Gold looking but not gold. 

Sorry, I tried to delete the attachment but this site is so messed up that nothing is working correctly or at any normal speed.

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Chuck said
Lyman did make some beads that were a brass color.  Gold looking but not gold. 

 

Were they designated as 5G for Gold, Chuck?  The one my 1890 as pictured is not a shade of ivory that I have ever seen before - it is more of a brass look , which is why I asked for comments about its color.  The rifle it is on was made in 1904.

Thanks for the input!

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Chuck said
Lyman did make some beads that were a brass color.  Gold looking but not gold. 

Sorry, I tried to delete the attachment but this site is so messed up that nothing is working correctly or at any normal speed.  

Chuck,

Clear your Temporary Internet file folder, and clear the cache files on your computer.

The picture you posted is a Beach Combination sight.

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Chuck said
Lyman did make some beads that were a brass color.  Gold looking but not gold.  

  

Don't doubt it if you've seen one, but that option isn't listed in any catalog I've checked, so must have been a short production run.

March 30, 2020
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Chuck said

Lyman did make some beads that were a brass color.  Gold looking but not gold. 

A very rare exception!   Genuwine 18K!IMG_2973.JPGImage Enlarger

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Bert H. said

Chuck,

Clear your Temporary Internet file folder, and clear the cache files on your computer.

The picture you posted is a Beach Combination sight.

Bert  

Bert I did that and it may have helped with text but it did not cure the problems.

I know that I posted the wrong picture but the system would not let me delete the attachment.

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Lyman did make some beads that were a brass color.  Gold looking but not gold. 
 

Were they designated as 5G for Gold, Chuck?  The one my 1890 as pictured is not a shade of ivory that I have ever seen before - it is more of a brass look , which is why I asked for comments about its color.  The rifle it is on was made in 1904.

Thanks for the input!

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Chuck said

Bert I did that and it may have helped with text but it did not cure the problems.

I know that I posted the wrong picture but the system would not let me delete the attachment.

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Lyman did make some beads that were a brass color.  Gold looking but not gold. 
 

Were they designated as 5G for Gold, Chuck?  The one my 1890 as pictured is not a shade of ivory that I have ever seen before - it is more of a brass look , which is why I asked for comments about its color.  The rifle it is on was made in 1904.
Thanks for the input!
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Thank you for the Lyman 5G.jpg pic, Chuck!   Here's a more close-up picture of the color of the bead on my rifle.

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James my post should have been a picture of a 5B not G.  Yours may be ivory but has aged to yellow/brown?

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Right, I was just going by the way it is described in the attachment.

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March 31, 2020
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Chuck,  Would you be willing to polish the face of the bead to see how the color changes?  If it's old ivory, don't think a light polish would change the color much, but if it's brass, it should brighten up considerably.  During the time I was frequently hunting with a Redfield Sourdough front sight, I found that the brass insert would loose it's brightness after quite a short time if not kept polished, which I did every time I used it.  That was the best hunting front sight I ever used, at least in low light conditions, but it's been discontinued for some time.

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Chuck,  Would you be willing to polish the face of the bead to see how the color changes?  If it's old ivory, don't think a light polish would change the color much, but if it's brass, it should brighten up considerably.  During the time I was frequently hunting with a Redfield Sourdough front sight, I found that the brass insert would loose it's brightness after quite a short time if not kept polished, which I did every time I used it.  That was the best hunting front sight I ever used, at least in low light conditions, but it's been discontinued for some time.  

Clarence, I bet you meant to send this to James.  A hot needle/pin will penetrate Ivory.

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Chuck said

Clarence, I bet you meant to send this to James.  A hot needle/pin will penetrate Ivory.  

No, I'm still curious about the one you have--old ivory could be the color of brass.  It's the other way around re ivory-- a hot needle/pin will penetrate IMITATION ivory, but not the real thing. 

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Clarence, I don't have a Lyman that does not have ivory.  The brass picture I posted is out of the sight book.  I hot pin will burn the ivory and with pressure it will go in a ways.  If any kind of metal there will be no penetration or burning.

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Clarence and Chuck:  Thanks for the tips!

James

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