Very neat. I have a slightly earlier version that lacks the #2 tang sight of 1905. The regular Lyman catalogs of this period were exactly the same dimensions, except thicker, & could have been mailed in the same size envelope. Very strange that it would have been mailed Registered, which explains the postage–cost of a regular 1st Class letter in 1908 was ONE CENT! Mr. Dunkel must have been very worried about mail piracy! Or could there have been something else in the envelope when it was mailed?
March 31, 2009
Since the envelope contains instructions for a #1 tang sight that wasn’t part of the brochure, maybe one of those was enclosed in the envelope. Rather surprising way to mail one, but no free Priority Mail boxes were provided by the PO at that time. (I wish they weren’t provided now, as most sellers on ebay FORCE buyers to pay the Priority rate, so they won’t have to buy mailing envelopes or boxes.)