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Please Help - Identifying Front and Rear Sights on a M1895 .30-.60
July 6, 2021
1:12 am
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I am bidding on a M1895 caliber 30-60 with S/N 82336 B. The rifle has a Lyman 42 with mechanical windage adjustment on it. I am trying to determine the front sight and rear sight on this gun. I am going through all of my Winchester and 1895 book, but unfortunately, I do not have the good site book (I am in the process of ordering one). I am not 100% what are the sites on this gun, plus affirmation that these sites were installed at the factory. Please help. Any information would be incredibly helpful.

Thank you very much, Tony

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July 6, 2021
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The front looks like a Lyman Semi jack #28 if its got a 3/32″ bead. The rear is a Lyman 16 missing the insert. The Lyman front was a option for the 95 according to Lyman’s application guide and the 16 was a replacement for the Lyman 6 in 1955 so its not going to be original to the gun.


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July 6, 2021
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Thanks Bob. I believe you are correct sir. I will measure the bead but I think it is 3/32″. I didn’t think that was period correct sight. Yes, a Lyman two leaf folding sight is a #6. I see that in one of my books. This is a working gun so I will find a #6 sight for my dusk/dawn hunting times. I love the Lyman 41 sight but useless when the sun is coming up or going down, especially in my ground blind. So putting in a Lyman blank does not help either.

Thanks for the help and support, Tony

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