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Lyman 21 question.
March 8, 2019
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I have a model 1892 that I'd like to install a Lyman model 21 sight on. I purchased one that was advertised as being off a model 1894 because I had read that the 92/94 used the same sight. It is marked D on the back of the sight and seems a bit too long for the 1892 action. It is shorter than the WR marked sight I have on my 95.

Is there a chart somewhere of the different letter markings for these sights?

March 8, 2019
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  Hi, I am actually looking for a Lyman 21 to buy for an 1894, if you want to sell it?  In the book, Old Gunsights, the code on the back denotes a, D or DA for a 94, and a DB for a 92,   hope this helps,  Keith

March 8, 2019
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Here's a Lyman chart from the early 1940s (I think) that has some application codes for Lyman 21 receiver sights.  Hope it helps.

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March 9, 2019
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Thanks for the replies, Kieth I sent you a PM.

March 9, 2019
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So I guess my question now is what's the difference between the "D" sight and the "DB" sight. Info I've found online says the "DB" is 3.25" center to center of the mounting holes. The "D" sight I have is the same measurement, and when I lay it on the '92's action it looks the same as pics I find online of 92's with 21's on them. I'm tempted to get this one mounted to my rifle but don't want to "Bubba" it.

March 9, 2019
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There could be a difference between the two in the increments on the elevation scale.

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March 9, 2019
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jbmason@sisqtel.net said
I'm tempted to get this one mounted to my rifle but don't want to "Bubba" it.  

Much as I like the appearance of a 21, what's its advantage over an easily mounted tang sight, especially for use on a rifle chambered for relatively short range cartridges?  The 21 could be sold for enough to buy two Lyman or Marbles tang sights (old ones, not the new-made trash), or, if you can't live without windage adjustment, one Lyman #103.

March 9, 2019
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I agree with Clarence, go with a Lyman tang. Its a much better sight IMHO. You have a longer sighting radius  and the advantage of a vernier elevation adjustment without permanently modifying your gun.

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March 9, 2019
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I've tried tang sights a bit but never really cared for them, I like to be able to wrap my hand on the pistol grip. I feel like the 21 comes up really well for me on my 1895.

Just personal preference I guess, thanks for the input!

March 9, 2019
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Brad Dunbar said
There could be a difference between the two in the increments on the elevation scale.  

If that's the case I wouldn't feel bad about mounting it up.

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1873man said
I agree with Clarence, go with a Lyman tang. Its a much better sight IMHO. You have a longer sighting radius  and the advantage of a vernier elevation adjustment without permanently modifying your gun.

Bob  

I guess I should add the 1892 is far from untouched, it's been reblued and refinished. And Bubba got ahold of it and put several brass pins and a large screw through the pistol grip for no apparent reason. 

March 10, 2019
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SmileI just like the way they look!

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Heres the info out of the Old Gunsights book. Thanks Kieth.

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