I am going to go out on a limb here and assume that you are well aware of the fact that many things come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. But just in case you had no idea, which seems unlikely unless you are both blind and lacking the sense of touch, let me explain. You see, there are short people and tall people. There are big people and small people. Sorry, it seems as if I have been reading too much Dr. Seuss lately. But you get the point – almost everything comes in different shapes and sizes.
At this very moment, I have an enormous jug of water on my desk. How enormous? It contains 3 liters of water. Why? Because the smaller bottles just are not big enough. Good thing water bottles come in different sizes. And as always, the arms industry is on top of their game. With subcompact pistols, compact pistols and full size pistols, you are sure to find a size that suits your strengths. Iron sights are not all the same either. There are small fixed sights and large adjustable sights; aperture sights with pinholes and aperture sights with huge holes. There are little shotgun beads. Then, there is the oddly-shaped leaf sight, like that found on the Thompson submachine gun.
The Lyman leaf sight found on the Thompson submachine gun is a rear sight assembly that is adjustable for elevation. Compensating for elevation is made possible by the leaf sight slide. Keepshooting.com now carries the Thompson leaf sight slide as a replacement part for Thompson leaf sights.
The Thompson leaf sight slide is a reproduction part that has been manufactured to the original specifications. It is now available for $24.95.
Thompson Leaf Sight Slide
Spare parts are an important consideration when it comes to firearms. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly, including the iron sights. Though a firearm will remain operational with damaged sights, aiming will be greatly compromised. In general, if a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement becomes necessary immediately.
It is also important to consider availability. At this time, Keepshooting.com is seeking to provide our customers with a wide selection of replacement parts for the Thompson submachine gun. Several parts are now readily available on our website at an affordable price. If you have any need for spare parts, now would be a good time to take advantage of this offering.
As noted, a popular sight for the Thompson submachine gun was the Lyman leaf sight. A very versatile sight, the Lyman leaf sight is an adjustable sight that is mounted on the rear of the receiver. It can function at two different positions. When folded down, there is a notched sight that is available for close-range shooting. Conversely, the sight can be raised up and used as an aperture sight for shooting at greater distances. In this configuration, the sight can be adjusted for elevation via the leaf sight slide.
The Thompson leaf sight slide is an excellent replacement part to keep on hand, as any moving part is subject to wear over periods of time. If you have a Lyman leaf sight for your Thompson submachine gun, consider purchasing the Thompson leaf sight slide for $24.95 before supplies run out.
Note: Thompson® is a registered trademark of Saeilo Enterprises, Inc. The use of the Thompson® trademark is not intended to and does not represent any affiliation with Saeilo Enterprises, Inc.