The proud tradition and history of Lyman Products began simply in the late 1800’s when William Lyman, an avid outdoorsman and inventor, created a product that resolved problems with gun sights of his day. The No. 1 Tang Sight, patented in 1879, represented a great improvement over the existing vernier sights of the time. While they were adequate in optimal conditions, Lyman wanted a sight that would work as well in adverse lighting. His innovative design launched the Lyman Gun Sight Company, and today, the Lyman tang and receiver sights still utilize the same principles originated over 130 years ago to enhance both the sight picture and the speed of aiming.