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Looking to buy rear barrel sight blank/filler or folding leaf sight
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July 15, 2021 - 7:13 pm
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When using iron sights my eyes are really preferring a tang sight these days.  I’ve been mounting more tang sights on several lever rifles.  Leaving the barrel sight in place clutters my sighting plane.  I am looking for a few filler blanks or the two-leaf folding sights that would fold flat.  I don’t want anything new as I want whatever I put there to match as much as possible (i.e. doesn’t stand out like a new 100% blued item would).  Thanks!

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Lyman #6 would look best, but if you need several, the cost is going to mount up fast, on top of which they aren’t that easy to find.  I doubt that finding old slot fillers will be a whole lot easier.  I’ve taken a new one, stripped the blue, then re-blued it with Brownell’s Oxpho-Blue, which is easy to rub down with steel wool to a color that best matches the brl blue.

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Some gunsmiths contour a sight blank to the barrel and finish it to match. Brownells (I think, therefore my foot is enroute to my mouth) has an alternative sight blank that is a bit smaller than the standard Marble offering and it looks more at home on the vintage Winchesters. I’ll check my parts box if you don’t find it. I keep a recent production Marble sight (or two) in there as well. 

 

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I agree with Clarence. Find a number 6.  Authentic filler blanks are extremely hard to find.  Repos and cut down rear sights abound.  Anybody that has some original Lyman blanks let me know.  I’d like a handful. 

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Chuck said
I agree with Clarence. Find a number 6.  Authentic filler blanks are extremely hard to find.  Repos and cut down rear sights abound.  Anybody that has some original Lyman blanks let me know.  I’d like a handful.   

I’d like the first handful  Wink

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How about a Win Express Sight, esp. one of them with a broken leaf ?  Maybe cheaper than a #6.

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Here’s what appears to be a copy of a #6.  Maybe you can get it for less.  I think a Lyman will be considerably more.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203457672256?hash=item2f5f05b440:g:EkQAAOSwim9go8zA

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clarence said
Here’s what appears to be a copy of a #6.  Maybe you can get it for less.  I think a Lyman will be considerably more.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203457672256?hash=item2f5f05b440:g:EkQAAOSwim9go8zA  

Thanks for the lead.  I had contemplated this one but couldn’t quite make sense of it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284362646251?nma=true&si=1hsYCH7DqAmc2Oxieoc3OfjjSXM%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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steve004 said

Thanks for the lead.  I had contemplated this one but couldn’t quite make sense of it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284362646251?nma=true&si=1hsYCH7DqAmc2Oxieoc3OfjjSXM%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557  

Just a chopped-down Express.

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Of course!

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Just a chopped-down Express.  

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