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June 1 2017 at 6:26 AM
MDriskill  (Login MDriskill)
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Williams, Lyman, Redfield, and other classic US sight eyepieces use a 7/32 X 40 thread.

German sights standardized on a 9.5 X 1.0 MM eyepiece thread by the 1950's. This facilitated an interesting aftermarket in accessories that will fit many different guns.

A really nifty thing to have is the inexpensive adapter bushing (sold by Champions Choice and others) which allows Euro disks to fit US sights. Here's one in action--an old HW 50 rifle, with a Williams sight sporting a Gehmann adjustable iris:

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(As an aside...the fabled British Parker-Hale sights are also 7/32 X 40, though the steeper UK-standard thread angle makes the disk shaft slightly larger in diameter. Thus an odd situation where US disks fit P-H sights, but usually not the other way around. The exception is Lyman sights, which will usually take P-H disks.)

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