Why Does This Lyman Sight Look Odd To Me?
Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:37 PM
Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:44 PM
Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:46 PM
Posted 27 March 2006 - 10:21 PM
When A.O., West Hurley began producung their own mg receivers after running out of the new old stock receivers they quickly ran out of real lyman sight ladders.
To keep costs down they substituted Enfield rifle flip ups into the steel sight bases they had left. Shortly thereafter they ran out of steel bases so they began to make the bases out of aluminumn.
Next was the production of their own stamped ladders as the supply of surplus enfield sights depleted. Initially these completely A.O, WH sights were riveted on to both the semi and full auto 27/28s. somewhere down the line (after the may 86 debacle) they began to "pop-rivet" the sight bases to the guns as a further cost cutting measure.
This particular sight base is flat counter sunk for pop-riv's as opposed to the taper counter sunk type for standard riv's so it's certianly either an unused recent replacement part or recently removed part from a newer '27 (hopefully in favor of a real Lyman sight from one of the recently available flood of '28 tommy parts kits w/ real rear sights.)
Posted 28 March 2006 - 05:42 PM
|QUOTE (brian @ Mar 28 2006, 04:45 PM)|
|"real" ones are windage adjustable also are they not?|
You'll have to talk to Mike and his friend Dave they are stone cold experts on windage..... Those boys have some serious windage...
But as for the sight you are correct sir.....
Posted 28 March 2006 - 05:46 PM
|QUOTE (Z3BigDaddy @ Mar 28 2006, 05:42 PM)|
|You'll have to talk to Mike and his friend Dave they are stone cold experts on windage..... Those boys have some serious windage...|
Is that banjos I hear a playin'? Ya'all come back now, ya hears.
That was genuine frontier gibberish.