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Lyman #6 sight question.
August 30, 2020
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Might be a dumb question but  i bought a lyman 6 sight from a forum member and was wondering if there is a specific way to mount it?

I put the flat top sight the with white triangle facing the shooter but the deep V notch has a concave in it that seems like it should be facing backwards toward the shooter but it isnt. 

Does anyone have a picture of the sight mounted? 

August 30, 2020
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August 30, 2020
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Sounds like you have the orientation correct. That's how the sight is made. Here's a few pics.

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August 30, 2020
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What would be the purpose of the white triangle if the shooter couldn't see it?  

August 30, 2020
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You can use either the triangle or the v notch, or fold them both flat and use a tang sight.

August 30, 2020
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clarence said
What would be the purpose of the white triangle if the shooter couldn't see it?    

The white triangle is facing you. I added some arrows to some of Gary's pictures to show the sights direction on the gun.

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August 30, 2020
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jschaal said
You can use either the triangle or the v notch, or fold them both flat and use a tang sight.  

The MAIN purpose of this sight--to get out of the way.  Unless maybe you're a jacker; when this sight came on the market, jacking was still legal in many states.  In fact where I live, where there are many lakes & rivers, jacking on water was almost the definition of deer hunting until almost WWI.

August 30, 2020
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Its weird that they added a concave on the front of the V sight... Almsot seems like it should be facing the shooter. It had me confused. 

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Its weird that they added a concave on the front of the V sight... Almsot seems like it should be facing the shooter. It had me confused.   

Its just like every sporting sight Winchester and other manufactures make. The concave side is away from the shooter otherwise you would get glare from the curved surface.

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These are cool sights.  Just be careful with these.  If they are binding up when you try to move them they can easily break.  These are often found with one of the smaller swivels cracked or broken. Some times the piece that has the 2 smaller swivels may even be missing.  Maybe swivel isn't the right word but hopefully you understand..

August 30, 2020
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Thanks for the help. I was trying out sights for my 86.

I have alot of original sights. I have the one it came with which is the flip up ladder sight, a 2 leaf express and a Lyman that il use now with my tang sight.

Also have the Lyman tang that I bought awhile ago new online. 

So far I took my tang sight off and can just throw it on whenever I feel like it, in the field if need be. I keep a little tool kit handy to tighten the mounting screw. 

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