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I went to a local commercial show yesterday.  I usually don’t bother but one of the table holders owed me money.  Table after table of black rifles and beef jerky.  

However, on one table an older gentleman had some interesting stuff.  I found this nice thin base graduated peep sight and wind gauge front sight.  No markings on the base of the graduated peep sight.  No markings on the wind gauge sight either.  I had to look in one of the old catalogs to see that Winchester sold the wind gauge sight with or without the spirit level.

They were the only things I purchased.

Sometimes you find a unicorn among the black rifles.

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November 19, 2023 - 6:33 pm
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Bill,

Very nice Cool  Both sights most likely were originally on a Winchester Single Shot (high-wall) rifle.  

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November 19, 2023 - 6:35 pm
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Nice find Bill.

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Good eye, almost makes wading through black guns and jerky seem like a good idea. I went to a mainstream gun show awhile back to unload several modern guns and did not enjoy the experience despite a very good sales day. Hope your collection efforts were successful.

 

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Bill Hockett said
Sometimes you find a unicorn among the black rifles. 

While your luck holds, might be smart to buy all the lottery tickets you can find; or maybe a quick trip to Vegas?

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Super nice find!

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Nice score!

If you don’t mind me asking, what did these cost?

I thank you in advance.

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mrcvs said
Nice score!

If you don’t mind me asking, what did these cost?

I thank you in advance.

  

$350 for both

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Bill Hockett said

mrcvs said

Nice score!

If you don’t mind me asking, what did these cost?

I thank you in advance.

  

$350 for both

  

I would have been willing to pay triple that amount for them!

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TXGunNut said
Good eye, almost makes wading through black guns and jerky seem like a good idea.

  

Sure, if it’s local.  But a long drive, not so much.  Unless you have a REAL appetite for jerky.  

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clarence said

TXGunNut said

Good eye, almost makes wading through black guns and jerky seem like a good idea.

  

Sure, if it’s local.  But a long drive, not so much.  Unless you have a REAL appetite for jerky.  

  

Jerky is always good, but I am missing a few teeth and cannot chew the stuff any longer.  Big Larry

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