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Help needed on the age of a Lyman WS sight

Posted by Don on November 16, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I recently bought a really nice Winchester Model 1890, manufactured in 1908. It had a nice Lyman tang sight on it. When I took off the sight, the bluing on the tang was in perfect shape, making me think the sight may have either come on the gun when new or was mounted shortly after. It was marked WS on the underside of the sight, so I know it is correct for that model rifle. The only other marking on the sight is the word LYMAN on the lower vertical  flat surface of the upright portion of the sight. This marking is on the side of the upright part of the sight nearest the rear screw. Is there anyway to determine the approximate age of the sight?  I know it is a #1 as it doesn't have any lock on it. Thanks.

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2 Comments

Reply Mickey Gilbertson
4:08 PM on February 7, 2013 
Can you send me a few pictures ,and any text on site . see if can narrow the date for you. sounds like it was placed on the gun as new though.
Reply ketch33
6:04 PM on February 7, 2013 
I am away from home until April, but will try to send pics then. The only text is the word Lyman at the rear of the upright portion of the sight.