Posted November 28, 2018 10:00 am by Comments

By Kristin Alberts

The Lyman Gun Sight Company has been making tang sights since William Lyman perfected his design in 1878. Today, the family of brands has grown to include Pachmayr, TacStar, A-Zoom, Trius, Butch’s, and Targ Dots. They have long provided some of the best accessories for firearms and shooters, but now, they offer one fine-looking, limited edition Sharps Carbine in celebration of their years of business.
Lyman has quietly gone about its quality business, building not lever actions, but tang sights. Though they have been known for darn fine sights, that’s not the star of the show today. Flash forward 140 years and we have in our hands the Lyman Sharps 140th Anniversary Carbine. While the new Carbine is Lyman in idea and name, it’s handcrafted by Italian firearms manufacturer Davide Pedersoli.
With the hammer at full cock, the front trigger set, and the tang sight standing, the 140th Anniversary Sharps Carbine is ready to punch out some bullseyes. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/
Make no mistake, the Lyman name has appeared on firearms in the past. A more traditional Sharps in .45-70 is Lyman’s Model of 1878, also built by Pedersoli. The new Carbine, however, is a scaled-down, lighter version of the original chambered in


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