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Lyman ? on Winchester 63
February 17, 2021
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  I purchased a nice Model 63 a few months back and the fellow I purchased it from, as an after thought, handed me a sandwich bag with this sight in it. He said it was on the rifle when he got it from his uncle. The rifle is drilled and tapped on the left side of the receiver and has light marks where the sight was mounted at some time. 

  Could one of you tell me what brand this is? The only markings I see are on the rear edge, an "M B". Also is this an original sight for this rifle? The rifle has the original front and rear barrel sights installed.

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February 17, 2021
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Mike,

It appears to be a Lyman No. 56, but the application code indicates it was made for a Marlin Model 1893, 1894, 36, or 336.

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 Would there have been a similar sight for the Winchester? The only sights I am familiar with for Winchesters is a tang sight.

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Lt. Mike said
  The only sights I am familiar with for Winchesters is a tang sight.  

Lyman made more different rcvr sights than any other company, inc. for the 63.

February 17, 2021
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Lt. Mike said
 Would there have been a similar sight for the Winchester? The only sights I am familiar with for Winchesters is a tang sight.  

Yes, a Lyman No. 56 B receiver sight

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  Could someone post a picture of a Lyman 56 B? I'd like to see what it looks like in case I run across one.

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Lt. Mike said
  Could someone post a picture of a Lyman 56 B? I'd like to see what it looks like in case I run across one.  

Looks the same as one above.  56s were intended for ANY gun with a flat-sided rcvr.  A, B, C refers to the width of the arm over the rcvr, from longer to shorter.

This 56 was successfully mounted even though the app code was "all wrong."  There's a lesson there for dogmatic proponents of using only the "correct" app codes.  Lyman made another rcvr sight specifically for '03s & 63s, the #45; looks quite different from 56. 

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  Could someone post a picture of a Lyman 56 B? I'd like to see what it looks like in case I run across one.  

Mike,

It looks almost exactly like the sight you have with the "MB" application code on it.  The only real difference is that instead of "MB", it will be marked "B".

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  Thanks to all for the info. I think I'll put 'er back on and give it a try, I just might like it. I generally do okay with my Sharps with a tang sight but I've never used a receiver "peep" sight. Shouldn't be too much difference between a .45 - 70 BPCR and a .22. 

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Lt. Mike said
 Would there have been a similar sight for the Winchester? The only sights I am familiar with for Winchesters is a tang sight.  

I had one a few years back, will try to link to the post. I believe it was factory as it was marked “WA” on the back, IIRC.

 

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