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#1 nhglyn

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 04:50 AM

Just a heads up for everyone who desires a Lyman sight. IMA just got a shipment in, ordered mine yesterday, $295.00.
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#2 Gunner

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 11:37 AM

Do you know what condition they're in?
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Posted 17 September 2003 - 12:46 PM

There OK. Some wear. They have had those for a long time.
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Posted 17 September 2003 - 01:59 PM

Just got mine today and it is almost in mint condition! No wear marks of any kind, not a scratch on the thing.
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#5 The1930sRust

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Posted 17 September 2003 - 03:32 PM

Who ya gonna call to install it?
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#6 Gunner

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 08:36 PM

Mine came in today. The ears, ladder, etc. are virtually mint. My only problem is on the bottom of the base -- there's some pitting. I'm debating whether to return it and ask for a better one.
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#7 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 10:31 PM

What sort of finish do these Lyman's have?
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Posted 02 October 2003 - 06:19 AM

Got mine the other day to hop up my westy 27. The finish was in good shape and there was very little wear, however the sight sits funny on the ladder. (see pics) Seems like the little flat spring on the side that makes it click along the ladder is pushing the sight in a cocked position. If it wasnt for that I would be very happy with the sight. Think I may return it and try to get another. Just my 02. rolleyes.gif

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#9 PK.

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Posted 02 October 2003 - 07:42 AM

This is not unusual Damon. You would think they would have been tighter, but many are not.

You could take your chances on a return or adjust the one you have.
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Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:44 AM

Damon,

Any pitting?
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Posted 02 October 2003 - 10:23 AM

Pk...Thanks...mabe I will just look into adjusting the one I have because it is in pretty darn good shape IMHO other than the sight being a little cockeyed. blink.gif

Gunner...Nope no pitting at all. The sight presents itself like the first picture all the way around. The second pic still had all the goop on it. If I can adj the sight to sit straight...I would be very happy with it. laugh.gif

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Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:16 PM

Arthur (may I call you "Dutch?"), the finish on mine is matte black, I guess it's the dullite you guys have referred to.
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Posted 04 October 2003 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE (The1930sRust @ Sep 17 2003, 03:32 PM)
Who ya gonna call to install it?

what you can't just bolt it on to a '27?
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Posted 04 October 2003 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE
what you can't just bolt it on to a '27?


Yup, a Sears drill and some drywall srcews, job finnished! smile.gif

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Posted 12 October 2003 - 09:00 AM

Recieved my sight this week from IMA. Sight is in very good condition
and fully functional. Aside from a couple areas where the finish is
a little thin, it looks almost like new.


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