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Old 04-04-2012, 06:45 AM   #11
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That is somewhat of a concern of mine. I just won the bid on Ebay for these sights a few days ago for $99.00. I have been watching for an older T/C vernier style tang sight for some time and I was seeing them go for $110.00-$140.00 (tang sight alone). I had set my limit at $100.00 and I figured because I got the set together, I'm not to concerned if it's too high, I'll replace it and sell or trade the higher one. The seller claimed that he took the sights off an earlier T/C .45 and that the man he bought the gun from bought them directly from T/C back when he originally purchased the gun. Who knows? I don't figure I stand to lose either way as I was only looking to get the tang sight to begin with. I was thinking of contacting Lyman before I mount the sights to find out if they are the right set up or if I should purchase the shorter one.

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That is a very good deal you got... It would certainly be worth a try especially since the seller said it was a set.

Give it a go!
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #12
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From what info. I've been able to dig up, it appears that the taller .854 sight (17ATC) is the correct match for the original T/C vernier tang sight....time will tell.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:00 AM   #13
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Blackpowdersmoke does that vernier sight have a stop in it?A stop is a friction point that you can feel when you stand it to sight through it.Without a friction point or a stop you may have problems getting it in the same spot each time that you shoot and that can cause accuracy issues.ripshod
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:29 AM   #14
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Blackpowdersmoke does that vernier sight have a stop in it?A stop is a friction point that you can feel when you stand it to sight through it.Without a friction point or a stop you may have problems getting it in the same spot each time that you shoot and that can cause accuracy issues.ripshod
Yes, it has a spring loaded "ball detente" in the base that stops it when it is perpendicular to the barrel.

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Old 04-05-2012, 10:45 AM   #15
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From what info. I've been able to dig up, it appears that the taller .854 sight (17ATC) is the correct match for the original T/C vernier tang sight....time will tell.

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Interestingly enough, I just ran across an old T/C catalog #8 (1981 I believe) and both sights are listed as accessories. The vernier tang sight sold for $19.50 and the globe front sight with inserts sold for $11.00!!!

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #16
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I think I sent a post yesterday about your sight, but I don't see it. I have a new one that is still in the little plastic bag they came in. Mine says it is a "Thompson/Center Hawken-Renegade Vernier Tang Sight" a No. 719. It also says "This sight is intended for use with Thompson Center Globe front sight No. 721". I did some measuring on my Investarm Hawken, my origional front sight is not tall enough for this sight, I had to find a taller one. I have not mounted these sights yet. Hope all goes well.
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