Variations can be made to suit some alternate applications. Illustrated on a Sharps above, is a Short Post Sight on the standard base (left) close to the hammer. On the right is a Short Post Sight on a typically Tall Post base, toward the comb of the stock. The Tall Post is .25" taller than the Short Post. A Tall Post could also be used on either base, giving some flexibility for height of sighting aperture depending on size of action, front sight height, or range of shooting distance. It should be kept in mind that this is a relatively simple tang sight, not a long range Vernier sight, and is comparatively useful out to between 100 and 400 yards, depending on bullet weights and loads. We have more than 20 years experience with these particular tang sights, and will advise as to their capabilities when requested. (It should be noted that the base for a Sharps is a different hole spacing than for Winchesters, and will probably need some machining.)
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The Tall Post Sight ($ 185.00 ppd. in U.S.) is designed to fit rifles with a long rearward throw to the bolt when the action is opened, and larger frame actions. Examples are Winchester Models 1876 and 1886. The sight post is attached rearward on the upper tang, nearer the comb of the stock. This allows for the longer bolt throw. To fold down completely flat, the comb of the stock must be altered (cut back).
The Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight
For Winchester Lever Action Rifles
Elevation & Windage Adjustable
Mounting Screws Included
Target Aperture Included
Milled Steel Parts
P. O. Box 301
Timnath, CO 80547
The Short Post Sight ($ 165.00 ppd. in U.S.) is designed to fit rifles with a standard rearward throw to the bolt when the action is opened, standard frame sizes, and/or single shots. Examples are the Winchester Models of 1866, 1873, 1885, 1892, 1894, 53, 55, 64, 65 . The sight post is attached forward on the base, near the hammer.