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Lyman 15 Windgauge Rear Sight
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May 25, 2023 - 1:43 am
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I never heard of this sight before I got a Winchester 1886 that had the sight mentioned in the letter. I was looking around the Colorado Collector’s show in Greeley, Colorado and found one. After some investigation, I found it is an extremely rare sight. It is listed in the Lyman catalog and illustrated as to how it was fit on the tang of an 1886 rifle.

Here is a picture of the catalog and the sight itself…


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In addition to finding the rare sight to complete your extremely unique rifle, the adjustable aperture disc was a nice bonus. I enjoyed seeing it in person and chatting for a bit. Nice job!



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Shrapnel said After some investigation, I found it is an extremely rare sight.

You were lucky to find one at that show, but they show up on ebay from time to time, including this one that sold recently: # 404207708542.

Another one is currently listed.  They remained in production for many yrs, but for obvious reasons, weren’t popular.  After all, on a hunting rifle, the windage adjustment is usually made once, then (if you’re smart) left alone.

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