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Winchester Model 1873 Front Sight
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October 16, 2022 - 4:48 pm
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Can anyone help identify this front sight 

Appreciate the help.

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Pat,  I don’t know who made that sight but I don’t believe it was Winchester.   In the Winchester 1875 catalog they had a fixed reticle globe sight.  The buyer chose the one they wanted.

In the August 1881 catalog they show a new globe sight with interchangeable disc reticles.  This one was made well into the 20th century.  See below.

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I looked in Nick Stroebel’s “Old Gunsights” book and your sight looks something like a Marlin globe sight shown on page 176.  It appears to have a fixed reticle.  

It also resembles the Lyman No. 17 which I believe had a fixed reticle.  

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Very close to a Lyman 17 but does not have the little screws on the side. It looks  like its a Sharps Globe by the front and rear groves in the OD just its a little shorter in length.

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