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PostSubject: Fitting new sights   February 6th 2015, 5:36 pm

I ran down to Track of the Wolf and purchased a couple sets of sights for my CVA and Sharon barrels.  They are for 3/8" dovetails which are just a little bigger than the dovetails on my barrels.  Rear sight no problem... but I do have a question for the front sight.  What kind of file can reach that very small bevel on the front sight base?  What's everyone using?


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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 6th 2015, 5:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 6th 2015, 6:01 pm

You'll find that shiny front sight is hard to see under certain light conditions. Too much reflection.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 6th 2015, 6:08 pm

I should of asked first!  Rolling Eyes  I thought I would be able to that shiny sight better!  Well it was $4.99.  If it doesn't work out I can always change it.


Thanks Jon for the information on files!

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 6th 2015, 6:20 pm

You will see it better sometimes. Other times won't be very good. The reflection can make the sight appear where it's not, and the shot will be off.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 6th 2015, 6:42 pm

Morning and late evening is when most game will be out, that silver sight did me great on my hunt. I've had brass sights and they were not so great in early morning light.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 6th 2015, 6:48 pm

I'm going to give it a try.  I think I have the buckhorn fitted on the Sharon barrel.  I just applied my second coat of Hoppe's bluing to it.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 7th 2015, 6:23 am

I would file the sight rather than the dove tail on the barrel.

If the shinny front sight is sometimes difficult to see, sight black or candle soot will take care of it  You can even use a modern candle (butane cigarette lighter) if you like
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 7th 2015, 7:10 am

I'll only file the sight not the dovetail.  If I make a mistake on the sight I can always run and get another.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 8th 2015, 7:44 am

If you need to use a black sharpie to cover the sight when it is to bright. I have used it and it works o.k for quick fix.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 8th 2015, 10:01 am

Just a heads up but I tried that rear sight on 2 rifles and it wasnt worth a darn, it sits to low and you end up with a front sight about as thick as your finger nail.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 8th 2015, 10:09 am

I was wondering about that.  For the time being I installed a set of fiber optic sights that I had laying around.  They might be a little more practical for hunting anyway.


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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 8th 2015, 12:50 pm

As a general rule get sights, front and rear, approximately the same height above the barrel flat. 
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 9th 2015, 9:36 am

I like a rather thick front sight. I cold blue it before installing it and paint the back edge either white or bright yellow with a paint pen. That way I can see it at low light against a dark background (like a brown deer).  Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting new sights   February 9th 2015, 9:39 am

I like that kind of talk!  Very Happy

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