Lyman Adjustable Sight
Posted 12 September 2003 - 10:08 AM
Posted 12 September 2003 - 12:38 PM
Posted 12 September 2003 - 01:57 PM
The holes on the 1927 should line up with the holes on an original Lyman sight. Still, I'd HIGHLY recommend a compenent smith do the work. When I had an original sight added to my West Hurley, I thought of doing the rivet work myself, but it would have been difficult without all the proper tooling. I opted to have PK run screws up from inside, so the sight could be more easily removed if I was ever inclined to do so:
Also, here is another Lyman image:
Posted 12 September 2003 - 02:22 PM
The original attachment was with 1/8”solid steel rivets. This gave way to 1/8” hollow (Pop) rivets, and finally (on recent production) M4mm screws with the threads in the receiver. These latter attachments are larger in diameter that the older ones. To install an old sight without modification onto a new receiver you need to make special stepped rivets. Alternately, the sight can be modified to accept the screws, but the value of the sight usually discourages this approach.
It is difficult to do a proper rivet job without the right tooling.
Posted 12 September 2003 - 02:43 PM
Posted 13 September 2003 - 08:08 PM
Are you letting out a secret why one of your 1928 lower frames on Evilbay has weld beads on it???
I think I'm onto something here.....!!!