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Old 09-22-2019, 04:07 PM
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Default Lock bar rear sight ID and value?

I recently picked up the rear sight parts shown in the photos below. I planned to keep them in the parts bin for future use, but decided that I may move everything along to someone who can put them to use now.

Can someone ID the specific manufacturer of the parts and approximate value? From the research that I've done, I gather that the long pinion with checkered elevation cap are SA pieces (s/n 1,009,000 to 2,700,000) and the lock bar is a Type 3 Winchester? I located a listing from several years ago for an SA long pinion with checkered elevation cap in worse condition that sold for $140 (no windage drum or lock bar). Is this still the going rate for an earlier long pinion?

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Old 09-22-2019, 04:41 PM
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The lock bar and el cap are both SA. I think in todays market you can find complete lock bar sights for about $140.
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:22 PM
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My references place the SA checkered elevation cap being used up to about sn. 1,000,000. The long pinion, type 3 lock bar, and checkered elevation cap wouldn't be expected together at any time point. In just parts value alone, I think the assembly would be worth something more like $200. I think the value of the checkered elevation cap alone is around $70 to $100.
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:58 PM
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:22 AM
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You can get a complete TIII lockbar sight on eBay right now for $75 shipped. The lockbar market seems to have some down with all the sights DuPage sold recently.

IMO, I think most of your value there is in the elevation cap. The stripped pinion, windage knob and lockbar are worth around $50 plus the elevation cap and screw if you sold them individually. If you have the lockbar spring and detent, that'll add a little more value as well. Several checkered elevation caps on eBay in the $125-150 range that seem to have been there for a while.
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