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Lyman tang sight question
May 8, 2015
2:47 am
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Hi everyone, I'm looking at a Lyman 1A DA  tang sight, but its a bit different than the usual Lymans I'm used to seeing. Instead of the base being marked "Lyman - Middlefield - Conn. USA",  this sight is simply stamped "Lyman". Does anyone know anything about this??

 

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May 8, 2015
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Andy,

That is a slightly older sight.

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May 10, 2015
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Hi Bert.  Thanks for the reply.  I've included a picture, just to double check that we are on the same page.  Also, do you have a rough date range that this style tang marking was used for the 1aDA

 

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May 10, 2015
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Andy,

Brad Dunbar (one of our WACA members) can better answer your question in regards to the date range.  If he does not join this topic, you might try sending him a PM.

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May 11, 2015
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Andy

Do you have one picture of the entire sight?

To the best of my knowledge most or all the early Lyman tang sights are unmarked on the top of the tang. 

Brad

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May 11, 2015
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Hi Brad,

I'll take a few good pictures tonight and post them.  Thanks for your help!

 

Andy

May 11, 2015
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Hi again Brad.  Attached are a few pictures.  Please let me know what you think.

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May 11, 2015
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Andy

I don't know the time frame for those and can only guess.  I've seen just "LYMAN" marked like that before, but not so much on older guns in my experience.  If I had to guess it would be a later sight.  I don't see any of the tiny detail patent dates below the adjustment sleeve.  Looks like it's in great condition.  Maybe also a clue that it's newer.   The ones I look at usually have a little wear and are turning brown!  Sorry I can't be more exact.  Maybe someone else here knows more about them or has some packaging.

Brad

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Hi Brad,

Yeah, that was the main reason I ended up purchasing it.  It's essentially brand new in the box.  I figured it was a later sight (I think Lyman made the 1ada until the mid-1950's), but was unsure when they changed to this marking.

Thanks for the help everyone!

 

Andy

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