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    Winchester barrel folding sight?

    I have an 1886 with a tang sight and I was wondering if anyone knows a good source for a nice period correct folding sight? Possibly or something like a lyman #6? I looked on ebay but there isnt much. Some modern sights are available for a good price but I dont like the look of them honestly.

    For now I was using a blank instead of the rear sight, but I like having both options available so I put the standard flip up ladder sight the rifle came with.

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    I have exerted my google-fu on your behalf, and have found several antique folding rear barrel sights for sale by googling:

    "antique folding rear sight for sale".

    This example, for one - a Marbles 69W - is $15.

    https://www.ebay.com/c/1255143040




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    Il take a look. Does it matter about the height difference? I know it does if its alot higher or shorter...

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    Dixie gun works has a nice 3 leaf express sight. But its 200$
    Ebay has nice lyman's like I want but they are 130, and dont seem to ship to Canada.

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    A number of years a go, I was looking for a Lyman #6 rear folding sight for my 86'.
    But, I could never find one that was in decent enough shape to warrant the cost.

    Installing a newer Lyman #17 worked just as well and a heck of a lot cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red River Rick View Post
    A number of years a go, I was looking for a Lyman #6 rear folding sight for my 86'.
    But, I could never find one that was in decent enough shape to warrant the cost.

    Installing a newer Lyman #17 worked just as well and a heck of a lot cheaper.

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    Il try anew one, I have one a new marlin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev18 View Post
    I have an 1886 with a tang sight and I was wondering if anyone knows a good source for a nice period correct folding sight? Possibly or something like a lyman #6? I looked on ebay but there isnt much. Some modern sights are available for a good price but I dont like the look of them honestly.

    For now I was using a blank instead of the rear sight, but I like having both options available so I put the standard flip up ladder sight the rifle came with.
    I bought a reproduction sight identical to that from Homestead gun parts .Im downunder and was impressed with thier service .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigEyeBob View Post
    I bought a reproduction sight identical to that from Homestead gun parts .Im downunder and was impressed with thier service .
    I order from them even if im from Canada. I like it. Looks like a small business.

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    Here's what I did. I got a Marbles(?) sight on a marlin .44 mag. I took it off it for now and slapped it on the winchester. Looks too new for the rifle I find. It works nice, and folds just right. It will do for now, Il order a proper lyman sight soon enough.

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