WTS: Rare Lyman #36 Rear Sights for Mannlicher-Schoenauer
Offering for sale a small selection of ultra-rare, vintage Lyman #36 rear sights for Steyr Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifles. The #36 sight attaches to the bolt release on the left side of the receiver. The sight aperture is mounted on a spring-loaded arm that swings backwards and automatically snaps back into position when the bolt is operated, which is necessary due to the split rear bridge of the Mannlicher receiver. It is a very clever and useful design, and is a highly desirable accessory for a classic Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifle. Another cool little feature is the adjustable aperture size (the "peep") which normally is a small size (for precision shooting) but can be flipped open to present a large aperture for hunting.
Prices include shipping and insurance to the USA; Canada will be slightly higher. PM or email me to arrange purchase, or with any questions. For your information, I have been using the same user name "Peconga" for many years on various gun collector forums and auction sites (GunBroker, AuctionArms, and eBay) all with 100% positive feedback.
1) Lyman #36 for M1924 through M1950, New in Box << Sold >>
2) Lyman #36 for M1924 through M1950, Used << Sold >>
3) Lyman #36 for M1903 and Early Variants, Used << Sold >>
4) Lyman #36 for M1903 and Early Variants, Base Only, Used << Sold >>
Peconga in Boise, Idaho
1) Lyman #36 for M1924 through M1950, New in Box
This is a beautiful sight in absolutely perfect, unused condition. Complete with original box and replacement bolt release pivot pin. This model fits over the top of the unmodified factory bolt release of a M-S Model 1924 through M1950 rifle, but will not fit later M1952, M1961, or MCA which have a slightly different bolt release. You will look long and hard before finding another sight in this amazing condition.
2) Lyman #36 for M1924 through M1950
This sight is identical to 1) above, but is in used condition. Does not come with box, or bolt release pivot pin. Mechanically excellent, with about 95% original blue finish. Shows several deep scratches across the exposed edge on top of the slide, and has a couple of slightly buggered screw heads (easily repaired or replaced). Note that the pivot pin used for this sight is slightly longer than the factory part, and has a threaded tip to retain the sight assembly. This is an easy part to fabricate from a threaded screw of the correct dimensions.
3) Lyman #36 for M1903 and Early Variants
This sight is the earlier style for the "short action" M-S Model 1903, M1905, M1908, and M1910 rifles with the "round knob" bolt release. It will also fit the Greek military M-S M1903/14 (Steyr and Breda manufacture) as well as the Rumanian M1893 and Dutch Mannlicher M1895 turnbolt rifles (Steyr and Hembrug manufacture). It will not fit a German Commission 1888 rifle (Gew88 or Kar88) or its commercial variations, since it has a different bolt release. The design of the early Lyman #36 is functionally identical to the later models, but uses a modified bolt release as the sight base, which completely replaces the factory part (uses the original spring and pivot pin) rather than attaching over it. Note that this sight will require minor inletting in the stock to provide clearance for the sight base. Mechanically excellent, with about 90% original blue finish and a couple of slightly buggered screw heads (easily repaired or replaced).
4) Lyman #36 for M1903 and Early Variants, Base Only
This is the base only for an early Lyman #36 sight, as described in 3) above. It completely replaces the factory part on a M-S or Steyr rifle with "round knob" bolt release. I have no other sight parts to go with this base, but I vaguely remember that there was another Lyman sight made with a swinging arm which might be adaptable to this base (or maybe it was made by Pacific; I don't recall). Either way, this is a hard to find item which may be just the ticket for your next restoration project, or a good starting point for fabricating a custom sight. Cosmetically excellent with about 95% original blue finish.
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