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WTB Lyman #1 D-code tang sight for 38-55 model 1894 DOM 1903
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I’m looking to buy a high condition (80-90%) Lyman #1 D-code tang sight for my 1894 38-55 sporting rifle.  Will need the screws also.  This should be the style without the locking lever.  It should also have the patent markings on the staff (not the base).  It needs to match the condition of the rifle–I’ve attached photos.  If anyone has one they are willing to part with, please let me know.

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I’m looking to buy a high condition (80-90%) Lyman #1 D-code tang sight for my 1894 38-55 sporting rifle.  Will need the screws also.  This should be the style without the locking lever.  It should also have the patent markings on the staff (not the base).  It needs to match the condition of the rifle–I’ve attached photos.  If anyone has one they are willing to part with, please let me know.

Thanks,

Don  

What you describe is probably the most common Lyman tang sight listed on ebay, though finding one in the cond. you want may take some time.  Have you put in a “saved search”?  Only thing about doing that is you can’t be too specific, or you miss too many–“Lyman tang sight -#2” is what I use, & every day 3 or 4 new listings are sent me.

That ’94 has a very interesting history–returned twice & almost completely rebuilt the second time.

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Don,

I am a bit confused… the CFM letter you posted a copy of is for a 32-40 that does not letter with a Lyman tang sight?

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 Don, I’ve got a Lyman D, solid blue but worn on the outside of the donut and around the flip on the staff, 80%-85%, no scratches. $200 plus shipping. I see the letter is made out to Rocky, is he still around? T/R

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Bert H. said
Don,

I am a bit confused… the CFM letter you posted a copy of is for a 32-40 that does not letter with a Lyman tang sight?

Bert  

Hi Bert,

This rifle began as a 32-40 was changed to 38-55 per the CFM letter. I realize it doesn’t letter with the Lyman tang sight, but from the markings left behind on the tang it’s evident that it once had a tang sight sometime in it’s life.  Tang sights look cool too.

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 Don, I’ve got a Lyman D, solid blue but worn on the outside of the donut and around the flip on the staff, 80%-85%, no scratches. $200 plus shipping. I see the letter is made out to Rocky, is he still around? T/R  

Hi TR,

I’m definitely interested. Are the patent markings located on the staff? Do you happen to have the screws as well? Any chance you can send me a couple pics?  I’ve never personally met Rocky, but have heard of him so don’t know if he’s still around.  I bought this rifle from Reid Davis a few years ago.

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Very interesting letter, odd choice in cartridges for a conversion at that time but I like the way the customer thought. I also like the way you think, Don. A nice tang sight is a big help for most folks over 50 and since one has already taken up residence there sometime in the last 100 years it won’t hurt the collectibility and will definitely help “shootability”. A beautiful Winchester is a wonderful thing. A beautiful Winchester that is enjoyable to shoot well is about as good as it gets for this Winchester collector.

 

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I realize it doesn’t letter with the Lyman tang sight, but from the markings left behind on the tang it’s evident that it once had a tang sight sometime in it’s life. 
 

You’re right about that.  Sometime in its history, a dealer probably took it off to sell separately–common practice in the gun-dealing racket.

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Don, Yes I have screws but they are aftermarket, maybe Winchester Bob. Staff is marked PAT JAN 29 79 MAY 6 84. The blueing on your rifle looks fresher than the sight but the wood looks worn a little, it’s hard to say how close it will match. The blue on the sight is original and the early bright blue with a little red starting to show with a bright light. There’s a hundred shades of blue and pictures won’t show a match but you can get an idea of condition. Send me your email address if you what pictures. T/R

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Don, Yes I have screws but they are aftermarket, maybe Winchester Bob. Staff is marked PAT JAN 29 79 MAY 6 84. The blueing on your rifle looks fresher than the sight but the wood looks worn a little, it’s hard to say how close it will match. The blue on the sight is original and the early bright blue with a little red starting to show with a bright light. There’s a hundred shades of blue and pictures won’t show a match but you can get an idea of condition. Send me your email address if you what pictures. T/R  

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I see the letter is made out to Rocky, is he still around? T/R  

Tom, I want to say I’ve seen him but I just can’t remember for sure?  I can’t remember who he used to travel or set up with either?  If you want to contact him I’ll look for his contact info.

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 Chuck, I use to buy guns from him at Tulsa and haven’t seen him in years. Not important, just the old guy in me asking if he’s in good health. T/R

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