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#1 Stainless

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:32 PM

Wanted to let you guys know that Numrich arms is selling these for $85.95. There is a guy on 1919a4.com who bought one and posted a pic there so you can see what you think
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#2 Frank Iannamico

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 09:57 PM

I looked, Thats not an original Lyman Thompson sight
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:04 PM

Is it one of the " Lyman copies " that Numrich Arms made in the ' 70's ?
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 02:03 AM

I just got a real Lyman adj. sight from Omega. Nice deal hes got. Fast shipping too I didn't expect it so fast-adlake
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 01:17 PM

Aslake-

I have one on the way from Don also- that is the only reason why I passed on the latest kit deal that included one- Does most of the WH ones work thier way loose? that rear pin? Think that need to be peened or something.
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 05:45 PM

What are the differences between an original Lyman adjustable sight and the later copies? I am looking to buy an original one but don't know what to look out for. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 06:19 PM

Original sights come with the Dan's ammo parts kits.
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 06:19 PM

Karl,

Here are some pictures of a West Hurley rear sight. The Lyman sight has a knob for windage, and I'm sure someone can post a good picture of one for comparison.

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Hope this helps...

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 06:34 PM

I was just looking at the differences between them and sort of startled at the ease with which the WH can be adjusted for elevation while the Lyman is adjustable for windage but is rather stubborn or I am just plain trying to slide it up and down in the wrong manner.
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 08:12 PM

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 09:58 PM

Stainless,
Here are a few shots of the Lyman also.
Best, Zamm

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 12:00 AM

Guys who have them in front of you, how do you move the bar to change the elevation?

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 03:00 AM

You grab the side and slide it up or down. The spring plate on the side holds it in place. (for elevation.)-adlake
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 09:58 AM

Adlake,

I am referring to the movement for elevation on the Lyman sights in which there isn't a spring. The WH sights are much easier- sqeeze and slide no problema-
The Lyman has fine serrations along the left edge that makes a zzzzz sound when the slide is moved-

Made me cringe to think of the wear and marking that could occur if moved very often.
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE (OldFalGuy @ Feb 23 2006, 09:58 AM)
Adlake,

I am referring to the movement for elevation on the Lyman sights in which there isn't a spring. The WH sights are much easier- sqeeze and slide no problema-
The Lyman has fine serrations along the left edge that makes a zzzzz sound when the slide is moved-

Made me cringe to think of the wear and marking that could occur if moved very often.

OldFalGuy,

Dont cringe, it was made to work that way. There is a small leaf spring on the left side that catches in the fine serrations. Grab both sides of the sight with thumb and forefinger and slide it up or down. That's the way it works.
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE (OldFalGuy @ Feb 23 2006, 09:58 AM)
Made me cringe to think of the wear and marking that could occur if moved very often.

Didn't know anyone actually used the elevation adj. enough to worry about wear. LOL
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Posted 23 February 2006 - 11:28 AM

Lancer,

I gotta agree with you there- Like, why move it anyway, not like the 45scp is really going to reach out tot he bullseye at 400 yards too often. laugh.gif

What got me to thinking (and worrying) was I have to slide my elevation on the WH gun almost all the way forward to get it to lay down perfectly flat because of the way its made in the base. That made me check the Colt- Glad it lays flat at any elevation setting-

Ogive-that spring on serrations still make me cringe if only for the marks it might leave. Think I will stop playing with it now. nono.gif

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:19 PM

Thanks for everyone's help on this one, now I know what I'm looking for.
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 06:54 AM

QUOTE (dalbert @ Feb 22 2006, 06:19 PM)
Karl,

Here are some pictures of a West Hurley rear sight. The Lyman sight has a knob for windage, and I'm sure someone can post a good picture of one for comparison.

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Hope this helps...

David Albert
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The ones Numrich sells are steel and look like this West Hurley if anyone is interested
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 07:09 AM

Don't be confused... this listing linked below is a "real" Lyman 4A sight. But - the confusing part - it is being sold by Numrich.

http://www.gunbroker...p?Item=44224197

Cheap right now - wait till the end!

(Also watch the price on the C drum out there with it........!! ph34r.gif )
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