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Anyone ever seen a tang sight like this?  If so, what is it?

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/935357103

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Parker-Hale.  They’re so well-built, puts Lyman to shame.  But not “$350” well-built!  That’s ridiculous.  I sold one a couple of yrs ago on ebay that brought about $250, I think.

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Thanks Clarence.  I agree they look like a very well made sight.

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clarence said
Parker-Hale.  They’re so well-built, puts Lyman to shame.  But not “$350” well-built!  That’s ridiculous.  I sold one a couple of yrs ago on ebay that brought about $250, I think.

  

Clarence – turn the news on!  There’s this thing out there called, “inflation” WinkWink

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steve004 said

Clarence – turn the news on!  There’s this thing out there called, “inflation” WinkWink

  

That’s right–the Russians at it again!

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deerhunter said
Thanks Clarence.  I agree they look like a very well made sight.

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Don,  Did you notice it has windage adjustment? Not much, but better than none.

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I did not notice the windage adjustment.  Is it on the disc?

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deerhunter said
I did not notice the windage adjustment.  Is it on the disc?

  

No, but the disk is also special–has adjustable apertures.

Look closely at the way the stem fits at the bottom between the two shoulders that support it; that extra space on either side of it is to allow for sideways movement controlled by that screw head on the right side.  There were index markings around the screw on the one I had, but I don’t see them on this one.  Mine was also marked “Parker-Hale,” but it didn’t have the “WRA” marking.

Parker-Hale made sights for many American guns, though they’re uncommon; Lyman really had the US market sewed-up.  Even such a well-made sight just doesn’t look “right” on a Winchester, the same way a Lyman does.

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clarence said

deerhunter said

I did not notice the windage adjustment.  Is it on the disc?

  

No, but the disk is also special–has adjustable apertures.

Look closely at the way the stem fits at the bottom between the two shoulders that support it; that extra space on either side of it is to allow for sideways movement controlled by that screw head on the right side.  There were index markings around the screw on the one I had, but I don’t see them on this one.  Mine was also marked “Parker-Hale,” but it didn’t have the “WRA” marking.

Parker-Hale made sights for many American guns, though they’re uncommon; Lyman really had the US market sewed-up.  Even such a well-made sight just doesn’t look “right” on a Winchester, the same way a Lyman does.

  

I agree – a very nice, high quality sight and seemingly made for a Winchester.  Yet, it wouldn’t look, “right” on a Winchester.  The WRA marking throw me a bit.  Maybe the seller’s speculation is not far-fetched.  Could be a prototype?  I’ve never seen one on a Winchester.

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steve004 said

Maybe the seller’s speculation is not far-fetched.  Could be a prototype?  I’ve never seen one on a Wincheste

No reason to suppose that merely because it’s unmarked, because I’ve seen countless examples of products that should be marked but aren’t, for reasons unknown, not least of which is mere human error.  And what are the odds of a prototype reaching this country?  Stands to reason these were made to sell in British territories, as they could never compete with Lyman & Marbles over here.

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Thats a great looking sight …… I like it. And it’s not unmarked – It says Parker Hale, Made in England on the back of the disc. I wouldn’t mind owning that, but don’t know what they are worth. The price doesn’t surprise me for the type and quality of sight it is. I will hold off and let Don get it bought. 

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Go ahead Gary.  I had no intention of buying this sight, but just wanted to learn about it (thanks again Clarence).  I think it would look cool on an old Winchester, especially with the WRA marking. A Winchester with British proofs might be more fitting.

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It looks like it is the Parker-Hale No. 10 Tang sight.  The No. 10 W.N. is listed for the Winchester Models 92, 53, 64, 94, 55 and 65.

The No. 10 W.A. is listed for the Winchester Model 03 and 63.

The No. 10 W.H. is listed for the Winchester Model 61.

The No. 10 W.R. is listed for the Winchester Models 90, 06 and 62.

 

I am unaware of any other applications for any other Winchester rifles other than those listed above.

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steve004 said
I am unaware of any other applications for any other Winchester rifles other than those listed above.

  

Steve, a very well made (naturally) rcvr. sight was available for 52s.  Also a nifty looking cocking-piece sight for some bolt actions with military-style safeties that might have been adaptable to 54s.

How did the price of the #10 compare with a Lyman #1?

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I don’t know what the one under discussion sold for originally, but this one sold. Yup – someone ponied up $350 for it.  I can think of worse ways to spend $350.  

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steve004 said
I don’t know what the one under discussion sold for originally, but this one sold. Yup – someone ponied up $350 for it.  I can think of worse ways to spend $350.  

  

No doubt–but I think one bid speaks for itself.  Maybe made by someone ignorant enough to believe it really is a one-of-a kind prototype.  Again & again, any intelligent observer of ebay, GB, any other on-line auction site, sees that sellers can’t go wrong by piling on the BS.

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