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Interesting, he lists it as a long range tang sight.  It appears to me to be a mid-range vernier model.  Also, there are photos of a windage adjustable globe sight but description doesn’t mention it.  

If it all comes together it would fix up someone’s rifle pretty well.

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Interesting, he lists it as a long range tang sight.  It appears to me to be a mid-range vernier model.  Also, there are photos of a windage adjustable globe sight but description doesn’t mention it.  

If it all comes together it would fix up someone’s rifle pretty well.

  

An ebay seller who doesn’t know what he’s talking about?  Not hugely shocking.

The tang sight isn’t rare, but the front sight with the spirit level certainly is.  (Even though Bert probably has a dozen of them.)    Might be worth twice the tang.

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This same seller has a bolt peep sight for a M71 starting at $1100 and a 62B sight for a M1873 starting at $1400.  Like this mid-range sight, none of them have any bids.  

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Description says “sight setup”. Not sure what that means but it could mean the front sight comes with. Nice combo, if Santa Claus drops it down my chimney I’ll be in the market for another 1873, finally sold my late model 38WCF.

 

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Description says “sight setup”. Not sure what that means but it could mean the front sight comes with. Nice combo, if Santa Claus drops it down my chimney I’ll be in the market for another 1873, finally sold my late model 38WCF.

Mike, this is an absurd “setup” for any ’73.  These are target rifle sights, & WRA made only one that fits that description.

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clarence said

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Description says “sight setup”. Not sure what that means but it could mean the front sight comes with. Nice combo, if Santa Claus drops it down my chimney I’ll be in the market for another 1873, finally sold my late model 38WCF.

Mike, this is an absurd “setup” for any ’73.  These are target rifle sights, & WRA made only one that fits that description.

  

Maybe so, Clarence. Awhile back I relined a shot-out, cut-down 1892 in 32WCF, installed a modern Marble tang sight and a Lyman 17 front globe sight. Rather silly but I like it and that’s all that matters.

 

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Awhile back I relined a shot-out, cut-down 1892 in 32WCF, installed a modern Marble tang sight and a Lyman 17 front globe sight. Rather silly but I like it and that’s all that matters.

A Marbles with a 17 isn’t silly on a ’92 or any lever gun. (Well, maybe the 17 is a little peculiar.)  But those aren’t the precision target sights referred to here; it’s an apples & oranges comparison.

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It would not surprise me in the least, that Clarence would find some silliness with the site set-up on this special order 32 inch barreled M1895 musket I used to own:

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It would not surprise me in the least, that Clarence would find some silliness with the site set-up on this special order 32 inch barreled M1895 musket I used to own:

 

A back-position sight on a ’95 is pretty silly; or maybe bizarre is the best word.  Too bad original owner isn’t around to explain his intentions.

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clarence said

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It would not surprise me in the least, that Clarence would find some silliness with the site set-up on this special order 32 inch barreled M1895 musket I used to own:

 

A back-position sight on a ’95 is pretty silly; or maybe bizarre is the best word.  Too bad original owner isn’t around to explain his intentions.

  

The target rifles used in matches where the, “toes forward” position was used, were called upon to shoot at very long distances (hundreds of yards, sometimes a thousand yards).  We all know that any Winchester lever rifle was not a good choice for such shooting.  However, that doesn’t mean someone didn’t try it.  As far as lever rifles go, the M1895 would be the best lever action choice given the long range nature of the chamberings (e.g. .30-03 or .30-40).  Recall a great deal of the British 1000 yard match shooting from 100+ years ago was done with the .303 British.  As far as M1895’s, let’s not forget the NRA match muskets.  

Here’s a cool video of Mark Douglas shooting several M1895 muskets:

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I think he is asking way too much for the 2 sights.  Yes they are not easy to find but they aren’t worth over $1000.  I bought a real long range tang sight and the same front sight for $900 in Cody 2 years ago.

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