July 31, 2005
I used to have a source for reproduction tang sight screws (Axtell sights) but they are out of business now for many years. Anyone have a good source for the hard to find tang sight screws to fit 1873 for thick base sight, 1876 for pistol grip and straight grip for thin and thick base sights?
I may have answered my own question. I remembered “Winchester Bob” who still seems to be making reproduction Winchester parts. It looks like he has some tang sight screws. I know that thin and thick base sights use different length screws and pistol grips sometimes need different length screws.
I call myself a collector as it sounds better than hoarder
November 1, 2013
Lee Shaver makes tang sights to fit Winchesters, so I presume he also supplies the screws.