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1903 Rear sight question

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1903 Rear sight question

#1 Post by ryoko » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:57 pm

Hi all it has been a while since I was on the board... so much so my login does not work and had to start new :)

Anyway I have some questions on a 1903 A3 and its rear sight. I think it is a lyman sight from some other pictures but I'm not sure. If I push forward or backward on the windage knob the whole sight moves. How do I tighten that up? Next to the elevation knob is a screw that I assume is a limit adjustment but would like a confirmation if anyone is familiar. Finally there is a knob in the front that I have no idea what it does. Has an X cut like a large phillips screw, and it does not unscrew completely, so it is captured for some reason.

Any info on how to correctly set this up would be very much appreciated.


Thank you all,

Ry
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Re: 1903 Rear sight question

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Re: 1903 Rear sight question

#3 Post by ryoko » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:00 pm

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Re: 1903 Rear sight question

#4 Post by Hammerdown » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:24 am

SRF went away and came back with a new owner so that my explain the new sign up. If that's a deer jumping in front of a sight picture on the side of the sight then its a Lyman. The small screw right next to the elevation knob is to set your lowest setting on the sight. Screw it down till it hits the top of the receiver when you get your setting for the closest range you want. The knob on the front is your elevation release. Push it in and you can move it up and down with out using the elevation knob and remove the sight if you have to.
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Re: 1903 Rear sight question

#5 Post by ryoko » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:14 pm

Thanks Hammerdown!

It is a deer jumping in front of a sight so it is a Lyman. The elevation release is pretty neat. I don't think I will use it much but good to know its use, and pulling the sight off is nice and easy.

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