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Merit adjustable aperture rear sight?

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If anyone knows where/how I can get a good adj. aperture rear sight, I'd love to hear from you. This rear peep must screw into the Lyman 48S receiver sight on my 1903 Springfield National Match rifle. The #4 Hunting disc or the #3 Target disc (seen on meritcorporation.com website) are 2 examples of what I'm looking for. Thanks for any good info.
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Look for the Merit adjustable eye discs.

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I've got 3 or 4 of the rubber, adjustable #3''s?
I do like.

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Fellas, I think that my message was clear - I'm searching for an adjustable aperture rear sight to screw into my Lyman 48S receiver sight, which is on my 1903 Springfield rifle. I'm NOT looking for a peep disc for a tang rear sight. I wrote before that the Merit is a perfect example of what I'm looking for. I've been searching for a Merit for some time, so, Clarence, I don't understand why you tell me to "look for a Merit". That's not helpful. And, I'm not sure what is meant by a "rubber #3". Again, a Merit adj. aperture to screw into my Lyman 48S would be perfect. Thanks much. I also don't understand why CastShooter hasn't responded to my messages to him that I'm interested in his Merit aperture sight. What am I missing here? This shouldn't be this complicated.
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Sorry-I didn't read closely enough, and also didn't realize that the Merit disks are not available any longer.

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No problem, Clarence. I AM frustrated by the unavailability of the Merit sight! Shadow 4, would your rubber #3's fit my need? I kinda doubt it, but not sure what your #3's look like.
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Jim,

I also have a Lyman 48S, mounted on an 03A3. I tried my Merit #3 with the large rubber cup, and it is too large in diameter and 1/8-1/4" too thick to allow the bolt to close (when screwed in place, it extends almost 1/4" further to the rear than the standard Lyman aperture). The rubber appears to be tightly attached to the adjustable disk mechanism. I had thought that it could be trimmed if the primary mechanism would fit, but it looks like a no-go.

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jimb. wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 1:56 pm Fellas, I think that my message was clear - I'm searching for an adjustable aperture rear sight to screw into my Lyman 48S receiver sight, which is on my 1903 Springfield rifle. I'm NOT looking for a peep disc for a tang rear sight. I wrote before that the Merit is a perfect example of what I'm looking for. I've been searching for a Merit for some time, so, Clarence, I don't understand why you tell me to "look for a Merit". That's not helpful. And, I'm not sure what is meant by a "rubber #3". Again, a Merit adj. aperture to screw into my Lyman 48S would be perfect. Thanks much. I also don't understand why CastShooter hasn't responded to my messages to him that I'm interested in his Merit aperture sight. What am I missing here? This shouldn't be this complicated.
Shadow 4 wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 11:13 pm I've got 3 or 4 of the rubber, adjustable #3''s?
I do like.

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Jimb,

Unfortunately seems you & I are in the same boat on the "lingo" of what the hell we're looking for & what we've got, I'm not up to speed, but I know a guy that's been bringing me up to speed the last couple weeks.
Sorry for the vagueness.

You did mention "MERIT" in original post. EVERY aperture you see in the photo below is 'adjustable, except the one. Take note of the three lying on the center rifles action, the big assed rubber 'eye disc, is, I believe, a "MERIT #3" adjustable aperture, the one on the left is fixed, it came with the MARK 8 chicken sight on the top rifle. Take particular note as to the threaded post on it & the other two, it has a 9/32 threaded post, the "Rubber eye cupped, Merit #3 has a 7/32 threaded post. Both are 32 threads per inch. Phil is sending me the bushing needed to use the large rubber eye cupped adjustable aperture on that sight. As to why at the end Redfield changed the post diameter, Phil could explain that, after all I believe he worked for Redfield for 27 yrs, building & repairing their sights, he would probably know.

Now I don't know jack about your Lyman 48s sight, nor much of anything else, :roll: however, if Jackasses #1-4 on here could speak up & let you know if your Lyman has a 7/32 x 32 threaded post would be most helpful to you. :lol:

I've been able to, over time, acquire what "I" want on EBAY & GunBroker, not interested in anybody's opinion on either site.
I'll get ahold of Larry & ask him if he's got one, knows where one is, or if Phil has one. Would the Biggy, rubber, adjustable one suit you if one came available? The cheapest one I've been able to aquire wasn't exactly what I' d call cheap. I'll not say what the new old stock, in the original box cost.

If need be, I'll pull one off the win 52 the girls shoot at the matches, they won't mind peaking through the thread hole instead for a sight picture :roll:

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Clarence hadn't posted when I first noticed this, then came in later and didn't check again. :roll:

Clarence, would one in the clear box work or to large also, its also adjustable. It doesn't have the excess bulk in the back, just the threaded post on the back
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Thanks much, guys, I really appreciate your help. To get a fit, I have to avoid any rubber. A Lyman rep told me that the Lyman 48S hole is 7/32X40. Hopefully, we can get this done.
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How much you guys paying for them? Bobw :mrgreen:
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Supposedly I'd have the wrong thread, this is 7/32 x 32.

I will make it a point to find out for myself tomorrow.

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bobw wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 8:45 pm How much you guys paying for them? Bobw :mrgreen:
I ain't telling :wink:
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Shadow,

Not knowing the dimensions of the model without the rubber eyeshield and the extension to shade the actual aperture, I can't answer that question. The #3 target disc appears to be the same diameter as my disc, so may or may not allow the bolt to clear.

It seems that the hunting disc, which is about the same diameter as the Lyman aperture in may 48S, would be your best bet.

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Shadow 4 wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 10:37 pm
bobw wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 8:45 pm How much you guys paying for them? Bobw :mrgreen:
I ain't telling :wink:
I am curious of the going rate on them? Bob
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