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Winchester 62B tang sight
August 14, 2017
12:13 pm
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I have an opportunity to acquire a 62B tang sight that is functional with a balanced patina over its surfaces.  It was offered at $350.  I don't know the market for these.  I'm aware these were made for the Model 1873 rifle.  I tried searching eBay and other sales forums but just didn't see anything useful.  Does anyone have any knowledge they can share?  Thanks - Greg

August 14, 2017
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I think $350 is a very reasonable price.  The last one I had sold for $650 about 2 years ago. A hard sight to find.

August 14, 2017
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$350 is a real good price for a 62B (Folding Peep), if its a unmessed with sight. At their peek a mint  sight was going for $1800 but all sights have backed down since then. I haven't seen a mint one sold in recent history but ones with some nice blue left are going for around $600. The sight came with a stud to screw into the rear hole to keep the sight from getting bend when in the down position. The most common ones had a flat spring and the more rare version had a curved spring.

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August 14, 2017
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One sold on eBay last year for $710.  I doubt that a genuine one would sell for $350 now.  Might be a replica but don't know if reproductions of this sight were ever made.  If it is an original, jump on it. 

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August 14, 2017
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Nobody has repoed them yet but there are lots of modified one out there. i.e. shortened staff, replaced thumb screw or drilled out eye hole.

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August 14, 2017
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I appreciate the quick replies.  Greg

August 16, 2017
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I have a 73 rifle with the 62B sight. Just started shooting this one in some matches. For me, the 62B has been pretty difficult to master.

August 16, 2017
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Good morning,

I will echo the previous replies.  At $350, if it is complete and functional and in decent condition it is a steal.   I have one such sight on a Model 73 and it cost me almost $600.  I have bought complete Model 94 rifles for less!!  You should be in the car driving to pick it up instead of reading this!  Laugh

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August 17, 2017
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August 18, 2017
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Never had one, but I sure like the look of them.

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August 18, 2017
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Here is a couple boxed sets.

Bob

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August 18, 2017
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1873man said
Here is a couple boxed sets.

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VERY nice Bob!!!!

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August 18, 2017
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SUPERNICE to see those boxed sights!  Thanks

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November 7, 2017
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I have a 63B sight on my 1873, but I am missing the flat disc set screw that locks the slide.  Can anyone help me find a replacement?  Mike 561-626-9413

November 7, 2017
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Your not going to find just the thumb screw for sale. The best your going to be able to do is make one or buy a sight that someone chopped up and buy it for the thumb screw.

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November 30, 2017
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Hello Bob,

Thanks for the advice.  Do you have any suggestions fore someone who could fabricate this set screw/ disc?  I do not have dimensioned drawings nor a sample to duplicate.  Any help will be much appreciated. 

Best regards and Cheers,

 Mike

December 1, 2017
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Mike,

Most any good machinist could make the thumb screw. I could make some measurements for you along with good pictures. Turning the basic screw is simple, its getting the serrations on the edge the right spacing is a little harder. The other issue is if the thread size is a odd pitch or not but most lathes can do a wide range of thread pitches.

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