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Lyman #1 tang sight Winchester 1873 sale pending
February 11, 2014
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The staff looks shorter than what it should for a 73. What is the length measurement of the knurled section?

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February 11, 2014
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was the #1 with just the jan ’79 patent date with a 73 made for other guns? I’ll measure when I get a chance

February 11, 2014
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Should be stamped with W for the model 1873.

February 11, 2014
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sorry, frustrated with web negativity today .my understanding is that it was made for only a short time for only the 73 & 76, so what else would it be with that patent date?

February 11, 2014
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That style lyman tang sight was not marked with a W,just the 1873 marking is correct.

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February 11, 2014
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Dwgibson2000″]sorry, frustrated with web negativity today .my understanding is that it was made for only a short time for only the 73 & 76, so what else would it be with that patent date?

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Should be stamped with W for the model 1873.

That is true for the later thin base Lymans. The early heavy base sights had either 73 or 76 stamped in them although I have seen them with no stamping.

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February 11, 2014
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Dwgibson2000″]sorry, frustrated with web negativity today .my understanding is that it was made for only a short time for only the 73 & 76, so what else would it be with that patent date?

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Should be stamped with W for the model 1873.

That is true for the later thin base Lymans. The early heavy base sights had either 73 or 76 stamped in them although I have seen them with no stamping.

Bob

I was basing my information on Nick Stroebel book Old Gunsights And Rifle Scopes: Identification and Price Guide in which he states the code of Lyman #1 sight for a Winchester 1873 is W.

February 11, 2014
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Roadking

That code doesnt apply to the thick based variation.

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February 12, 2014
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The sight in question is an authentic very early production 1st variation Lyman #1, made specifically for the Model 1873, and as John has mentioned, they were not marked with a "W". There was no need to mark them with an application code, as it was marked "73".

Due to the relative scarcity of that sight, I would not sell it for less than $500.

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