November 1, 2013
Bert H. said
I am of the opinion that the sight on ebay is worth acquiring. As rare as they apparently are, somebody that has a Winchester that letters with that sight would pay good money to get it.
Of course…a LOT. That, however, would be a very small club, whereas those merely collecting Win sights are far more numerous, & this is one they’re very unlikely to own.
August 27, 2014
November 1, 2013
July 31, 2005
I saw that $427 hammer down price too! It wasn’t me who bought it. The Lyman sight is 7/16 inch dovetail, which I think fits Remington. Anyway, it’s not high condition but I don’t know what it will go for.
The Winchester combination sight from the eBay sale has a small amount of damage on the blade portion. Otherwise, as previously discussed a very rare sight seldom seen on antique Winchesters. Someone figured it was worth bidding up the price.
During it’s time of manufacture (1880-84) it could have been installed on the 1866, 1873 or 1876. I suppose it’s possible one might have been installed on a sporting version of the Hotchkiss.
February 8, 2013
So Bill, you say that if a Genuine Reversible sight such as the one you have pictured ever showed up, that’s one you’d be interested in. The sight in the pictured drawing was in the 1883-84 Winchester catalog. It is amongst the rarest, if not THE RAREST of Winchester front sights. Most Winchester Collectors never even saw one or knew it existed. Now the kicker! You missed out on one that was for sale a few years ago attached to a 1876 English proofed 22″ Short Rifle in 40-60 WCF, also a rare bird. Most of the “Tire Kickers” on the WACA Forum never even knew the front sight existed, but it does. As I recall Bob (1873man) posted the drawing from the Winchester catalog on this forum. Send me a PM, and we can talk about the sight you’re “interested” in.
Apache (ya ta hey)
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