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Accccck! Ken!

A William's Fool Proof? Yech..... tnbtlaa

You need a click adjustable Lyman 66 at very least.... ;)

Friends do let friends shoot William's receiver sights..... :lol:

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OK, that garbage Williams was on there when I got it!! ITS COMING OFF SOON!!! (how's that? :D )

Besides, I can't shoot a peep sight for sh*t anyhow!! :lol:
 

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Lovely wood on that one!

It's amazing what that extra barrel length adds to the downrange ballistics and trajectory of the .30-30 when compared to the standard carbine.

Combine that longer barrel with the new Hornady FTX rubber-tipped spire points, and you've got a real advantage!

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That is one nice looking Win. 64. ;) I thought that they were in a different caliber.......but I must be thinking of somethin' else! nvonjvila But, Nothin' wrong with the .30-30. Just goes to show.....I don't know much about Winchesters!!!! :eek: :mrgreen: Bob
 

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Bob,

I think that they came chambered for several cartridges - .219, .25-35, .30-30, and probably .32WS. I just assumed his was a .30-30 since those were the most common. He didn't say what cartridge it was chambered for.

Whatever it is, it's a purty one!

I have leverguns with both straight and pistol grips, but definitely prefer a pistol grip stock. Carbines are mighty handy, but I usually prefer to have the rifle-length barrel. That's why I'd rather have a M-64 instead of a M-94 carbine.

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I won't tell you about the prewar .25-35 Delux '64 CARBINE I sold.... was complete with bolt riding peep sight and near mint ...... tnbtlaa
 

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Sebago Son said:
I won't tell you about the prewar .25-35 Delux '64 CARBINE I sold.... was complete with bolt riding peep sight and near mint ...... tnbtlaa
Holy GEEZ!!! That would be worth many thousands of $$ now days!!! :eek:

OK Drew, since you've shamed me into ripping that Williams peep off, and I cannot locate a Lyman 66 or the like, HELP!!!!
 

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Ken,

Finding a new condition steel based Lyman's 66 can be a real challenge.... The current models are of aluminum, but still better than the Williams in my (admittedly) purist view....

But do not dispair....

This outfit, Buffalo Arms, has all kinds of neat sight goodies....

http://www.buffaloarms.com/

Here's their catalog page for Lyman 66's and 57's....

http://www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/2,227.html

They even have a neat reissue of the Lyman 21/38 the origional "Climbin' Lyman"....

http://www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/4,7198.html

I've got two of these, and have sent them to Winchester Bob to be mounted on a 1924 Trapper 1894 and a recent reissue of the 1886 Extra Light Weight .45-70.

Good luck,

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As much as I love the Lyman #21 sight, I don't believe that I could bring myself to poke the necessary holes in the receiver of a real nice vintage Winchester or Marlin. :? If the holes are already there, then that's another thing.

For many years, my 1886 Win. sported two big ugly screw holes on the left side of the receiver - indicating that it had originally been fitted with a Lyman #21. When I saw the Peabody/Providence Tool repro. appear on the market, I ordered one from them immediately. Their sight comes with the proper drill bit and tap - mainly because Winchester normally used improper size taps for their in-house installation of this sight, ostensibly to obtain a "crush" fit for the threads so the screws wouldn't back out. The drill bit provided with the sight freshens up the holes so you can re-tap the proper threads and use Loctite to keep the screws from backing out when you make elevation adjustments.


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