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    old lyman no8 windage beech front sight

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    old lyman no8 windage beech front sight
    for those using the smith buck horn rear ladder sight with peep hole slider on there buffalo clasic and would like a little windage you can get a remake of the old lyman no8 beech sight with windage made by red river sights from buffalo arms see pics of the original lyman sight and the red river remake,i think this is the perfect front sight for the smith rear sight.
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    red river remake

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    Windwalker ...
    Please correct for proper historical identification - the incorrect name of the "Beech" Combination Sight
    It was invented by Edward B BEACH, patent granted on April 9, 1867, no 63,690
    https://patentimages.storage.googlea.../US63690-0.png
    Lyman COPIED the Beach Combination Sight and called it their #8 (Edit #5)

    It was an option sight on Marlin Ballard and Colt rifles

    It is a shame the firearms manufacturers, vendors and writers have not given proper credit to the inventor for over a century

    And if anyone wants a replica Beach Combination Sight, order MVA's. They are exquisite works of art
    Last edited by John Boy; 01-27-2014 at 05:48 PM.
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    Looks like I need one of those sights for my 45/70.

    I found the sight Red River sight at Bufallo Arms and may consider it after looking at John's suggestion of the MVA version.

    While I recognize the MVA initials for somewhere, I can't find anything on Bing for the company. What's the full name or what is the link?

    Thanks.
    Keep your powder dry,

    Scharf

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    What's the full name or what is the link?
    Montana Vintage Arms ...
    http://www.montanavintagearms.com/combination.html
    Red River Beach Sight - $115 ... http://www.buffaloarms.com/Manufactu...aspx?MANF=1068
    Same MVA sight = $89.00 but a work of art!
    Last edited by John Boy; 01-27-2014 at 06:21 PM.
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    Thanks John. Looks like a good one and the price is right!

    Thanks for the original post Windwalker as I've been looking for just such a replica sight for one of my 45/70 rifles. I have an original Lyman #8 on a 32/20 rifle.

    Update: I called MVA this morning and I should be shooting with the new sight on my 45/70 by this time next week.
    Last edited by Scharfschuetze; 01-30-2014 at 02:27 PM.
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