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Reverend Al
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Vintage tang sight ID?
Jun 14th, 2019 at 2:45pm
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This vintage tang sight is coming up in a Canadian online auction shortly and I'm curious if anyone can ID it?  It's marked on the disc with a patent date of May 17 1887 and the base hole spacing is about 2.150".  Hopefully someone on here has a copy of the new sights book and might be able to find a match ...

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Re: Vintage tang sight ID?
Reply #1 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 4:30pm
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Winchester base with a Stevens staff and Hadley eye cup
  
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Re: Vintage tang sight ID?
Reply #2 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 4:45pm
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I think it's an all original Stevens , this one is on my rifle.
But Jeff is correct, that is not the original Stevens base.
Eye cup is correct.

Doug

Won't except my pic but it's all originals Stevens but the base
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Reply #3 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 4:58pm
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Another thought is ,how does staff index with that style base  Huh
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 5:00pm
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Looks like the finish is a little rough and like one of the windage adjusting nuts is missing too, but it isn't hard to make a new cross screw and two matching adjusting nuts if needed. Like what was mentioned-it appears to be a Stevens modified to fit a Winchester.
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Re: Vintage tang sight ID?
Reply #5 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 6:05pm
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OK, thanks for the info everyone!
  

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Reply #6 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 8:06pm
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It appears to be a Stevens 100 on a base that may fit a Winchester tang.
  

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Reply #7 - Jun 20th, 2019 at 5:59pm
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Compare the differences in the knurling on the elevation adjustment "barrels" between Reverend Al's and Kurt_701's pictures.
  

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