December 21, 2006
December 30, 2011
That Hardware Retailer notice puts an approximate date on the acquisition of Sheard’s sight business by Marble’s, which I didn’t know. I would assume the Sheard marking to mean this sight was made before Marble’s took over mfg. of them. Two catalogs I have are 1905 & 1923, so by ’23, this sight had evidently been dropped by Marble’s, as the only open rear sight shown is the Marble’s folding single leaf. This ’23 cat. also shows the founding date of the company–1898.
November 7, 2015
I like that sight! Looks like a salesman’s sample but the logic of the different profiles makes sense.