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    Lyman #21 Climbin’ Lyman

    So I recently had this sight mounted on one of my Winnie/Miroku 1886’s, I have a wonderful Gunsmith here and he did a great job of D&T’ing my receiver and I could_not be happier with this sight. The one thing I did notice is that if I’m going to move the sight up and down for distance frequently it appears like the end that rides on the left hand side of the receiver after time is going to wear on the blueing — no it’s not a showgun, all of my rifles are shooters but I didn’t know if this is normal or if someone here has already done something about that so thought I’d ask.

    I have another 1886 in 45-90 and have a choice between a Skinner ghost ring (bolt would have to be D&T’d) on the bolt or a Lyman 66WB for which the receiver is already D&T’d.

    What say you guys and girls?

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    First question: I fabricated a washer shaped shim out of 0.005 plastic shim stock for the Lyman 21 knockoff on my Miroku 1895 405 to prevent contact with the receiver.

    Second question: Lyman 66WB for the win.

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    Thanks Noah, that’s what I was thinking. I already have the Lyman 66 and that’s what I’ll mount. Will probably sell the Skinner I’ve got here.

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    Here is how I solved the sighting issue on my Model 1895.


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    The Lyman Model 21 was out of my reach at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawHat View Post
    Here is how I solved the sighting issue on my Model 1895.

    The Lyman Model 21 was out of my reach at the time.

    Kevin
    Yes the Lyman 21 was a bit more than the 66WB I’ve got for my 45-90 1886 and they are pre-drilled and tapped for the 66WB also. I just couldn’t resist having that climbing Lyman on my 45-70 octagonal barrel. These guns are VERY well finished and awesome to look at as well as shoot, very accurate with my cast bullets.

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    Crap, misread the OP or at least did not read it thoroughly! I thought the climbing Lyman was on a Winchester Model 1895. Sorry for the misdirect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawHat View Post
    Crap, misread the OP or at least did not read it thoroughly! I thought the climbing Lyman was on a Winchester Model 1895. Sorry for the misdirect.

    Kevin
    Hey no problem. Yeah, the trouble with Miroku 1886’s is the blasted tang safety but they are drilled and tapped for the Lyman 66WB which fits like a dream…

    Art
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazman1602 View Post
    Hey no problem. Yeah, the trouble with Miroku 1886’s is the blasted tang safety but they are drilled and tapped for the Lyman 66WB which fits like a dream…

    Art

    FWIW, the Marble's tang peepsight for the tang safety Winchester (Miroku) Model 1886/86 comes with a base that clearances the tang safety....

    Marble's #991015 base & 995019 screw set.

    http://www.marblearms.com/universal-rear-sights.html
    Last edited by pietro; 07-20-2022 at 10:53 AM.
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