What are these inserts ?

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Singleshot S.A.
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What are these inserts ?

Post by Singleshot S.A. » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:48 pm

Hi all,

I have a front sight on a rifle with only one insert and would like to get some more, only I don't know what brand they are.
They are the same type as a the Lyman 17A but much larger in diameter.

These inserts are 13/16" in diameter plus the wings on each side. The wings on each side appear to be of two different sizes.

Can anyonwe tell me what Brand they are please. Sorry no pics.

Thanks S.s.S.A.

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Re: What are these inserts ?

Post by Brent » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:50 am

If the insert is the same as a Lyman 17a, it could be any number of small manufacturers. Heilman is one that I have.

That the two ears are different sizes is pretty weird. That sounds like some sort of post-manufacture Bubba work. Can you reverse the insert in the sight and have it still fit (i.e., are the slots for the ears the same on both sides of the sight?

Regardless google up Distant Thunder and have Jim make you whatever you want. He makes the best stuff.
I'm not from here, I just live here.

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Re: What are these inserts ?

Post by Singleshot S.A. » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:45 pm

Thanks Brent.

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Re: What are these inserts ?

Post by Marlin38 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:15 pm

With a 13/16" dia they are most likely a set of old smallbore/bigbore sights, anschutz or parker hale. The parker hale I have definitely has a large lug and a small lug to make sure they only go in 1 way, pretty sure the anny/parker hale inserts will fit each other.
They are quite easy to get hold of inserts here in SA, give Target rifle SA at wingfield a call and they should be able to help you out Or the South Australian Rifle association (also at wingfield) if you have no luck with the smallbore club.



Dave

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Re: What are these inserts ?

Post by parkergunz » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:48 pm

http://stores.leeshavergunsmithing.com/ ... ert-cards/

Here is a link to Lee Shaver's front inserts. Check here.

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Re: What are these inserts ?

Post by Singleshot S.A. » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:16 pm

Thanks Dave.
I see the ears or wings on the side are also set just above half way as well.

Will give them a call.

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Re: What are these inserts ?

Post by Singleshot S.A. » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:20 pm

Thankyou Parkagunz,

I recon they are the Lyman 20, as shown on the Lee Shaver site.

Cheers boys.

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Re: What are these inserts ?

Post by parkergunz » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:47 pm

I'm glad the Shaver link helped. I purchased the Lyman 20 for my Anschutz 64M. Your description sounded the same.

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Re: What are these inserts ?

Post by Hiwall55 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:27 am

Yes , that sounds like my Lyman 20 front sight.I use Lee Shaver inserts and like them.

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