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Thread: Miroku 1886 and Lyman 66 WB receiver sight

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    Boolit Master
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    Miroku 1886 and Lyman 66 WB receiver sight

    Hi,

    My new production "Deluxe Case Hardened" 1886 finally arrived. It is already drilled and tapped for a receiver sight, but I want to make sure that the hole size/spacing is correct for the Lyman 66 WB before ordering one.

    Has anyone tried a Lyman 66 WB on a Miroku built 1886 that was factory drilled and tapped? Did it fit?

    thanks,

    Chris.

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    It will fit.

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    thanks.

    Chris.

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    I have a new Lyman 66WB fitted to my Pedersoli '86 in 45/70, and to say I am very dissapointed with the quality of it would be an understatement. In order to get some semblance of stability I have had to fit 0.010" shimming brass behind the vertical slide which has taken most of the vertical & horizontal play away. I contacted Lyman about the quality and suggested I return the sight for a replacement, however they replied that they no longer manufacture the 66WB sight and therefore could not replace it.

    BTW, the version I have is all soft aluminium alloy, if anyone can recommend a supplier of an all steel version . . . . . . . .

    Good morning Eric,
    Unfortunately it has been many years since we manufactured a 66W sight. We do not currently offer a sight for an 1886 Pedersoli, and we cannot repair out of production sights. I recommend taking it back to the place you bought it from.
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    Look for an older used all steel Lyman or Redfield on eBay. I know you both do not live in the United States so don't know if you can get those in your country through the mail or not. I bought a Redfield with target knobs and had a base made for my model 71 Winchester. It should fit the 86 Winchester and work just the same. I use mine to 300 yards. Very repeatable
    Last edited by Old-Win; 09-24-2017 at 05:32 PM.

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    New Lymans ....not heard much good
    Last edited by mw30cal; 12-27-2017 at 07:48 AM.

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    New Lymans are not very good look for a old all steel one ,that is what I do they are so much better. If you can afford them look up Dw battle sights they are very high quality and they make them for leverguns to.

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