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Please bear with me as am like a newborn in regards to these tang peep sights, heck I’m just barely crawling in terms of my education on old Winchesters as a whole. But I recently acquired one of these sights for my 1907 Model 1894 in 32 WS and I am trying to fumble my way through the operation of it.

It came with the original box and instructions (the paper so delicate I am scared to unfold it or handle it too much) and they detail pretty well how to loosen the knurled nuts to adjust the elevation up and down, but what I’m having trouble mastering is how to deploy it to the up position and subsequently return it to a stored position. Also, when trying to store it in the “down” position it doesn’t seem to want to sit flush with the tang, it is up off the tang slightly. I thought I recalled seeing them folded all the way down against the tang? 

Any help is much appreciated, and thank you for your patience with this new guy!

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Matt Herman said

It came with the original box and instructions (the paper so delicate I am scared to unfold it or handle it too much) and they detail pretty well how to loosen the knurled nuts to adjust the elevation up and down, but what I’m having trouble mastering is how to deploy it to the up position and subsequently return it to a stored position. Also, when trying to store it in the “down” position it doesn’t seem to want to sit flush with the tang, it is up off the tang slightly. I thought I recalled seeing them folded all the way down against the tang? 
 

The little tab at the base of the staff locks it in the “down” position, but you have to relieve the spring pressure on it by holding down the staff while you move the tab in or out.  When “down” the staff won’t actually be touching the base, as it does on a Lyman, because the spring pressure is lifting up on it slightly.  Why not make a photocopy of the instruction sheet so you can handle it easier?

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clarence said

Matt Herman said

It came with the original box and instructions (the paper so delicate I am scared to unfold it or handle it too much) and they detail pretty well how to loosen the knurled nuts to adjust the elevation up and down, but what I’m having trouble mastering is how to deploy it to the up position and subsequently return it to a stored position. Also, when trying to store it in the “down” position it doesn’t seem to want to sit flush with the tang, it is up off the tang slightly. I thought I recalled seeing them folded all the way down against the tang? 
 

The little tab at the base of the staff locks it in the “down” position, but you have to relieve the spring pressure on it by holding down the staff while you move the tab in or out.  When “down” the staff won’t actually be touching the base, as it does on a Lyman, because the spring pressure is lifting up on it slightly.  Why not make a photocopy of the instruction sheet so you can handle it easier?  

Thanks Clarence, that was a big help and it appears to be working perfectly then. I’ll definitely make a copy as suggested, but the instructions didn’t cover this part of the sight operation. 

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