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Why Does This Lyman Sight Look Odd To Me?


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#1 philasteen

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:31 PM




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#2 First Sergeant

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:37 PM

I believe that is the reproduction one that Auto-Ordinance made in the 70's and 80's when supplies of originals ran out. Others on here will know for sure. My early WH 27 and 28 came with original Lymans. Hope this helps.

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#3 kilroyjones

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:46 PM

Kahr is still using this sight on the new tommy's.
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:44 PM

Seems to have a new made sight adjustment lock...or is at least a piece with an inconsistent color.
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:46 PM

Yep, Standard non-Lyman WH rear sight. I find them easier to slide up and down (not that that is necessary tooo often) but the rear pin just doesn't like to stay put like a real Lyman. I bought a Lyman but have to find someone to rivet it on for me as I am not about to try it. Would be fuugly if I did it.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:48 PM

WH/Kahr sight, not Lyman...I like the pop rivets best tongue.gif
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 09:11 PM

Tis not a Lyman...
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 10:21 PM

west hurley aluminumn base sight with reproduction enfield flip up sight installed.
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.)
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Posted 28 March 2006 - 04:45 PM

"real" ones are windage adjustable also are they not?
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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.....
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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...


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