Iron Sights

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Edd, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone ever install iron sights on new custom rifles?
     
  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have a couple. An “Express Sight” on my .375 H&H, the original sights on my pre-war Model 70. Mostly aesthetic, my eyes aren’t good enough to get much use from them. Likely won’t do it again.
     
  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Many "dangerous game" rifles will have open sights. There is still a certain segment that commissions 'custom' big game and dangerous game rifles not intended as "long range". Wood stocked 'beauties' in classic chamberings.
     
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  4. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Do you install them?
     
  5. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I have several sight mounting jigs for mounting open sights. Sight mount drilling/tapping jigs.
     
  6. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Do you solder any instead of using screws?
     
  7. Ckgworks

    Ckgworks Well-Known Member

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    Your question wasn't directed at me, but I have used solder on a few rifles/shotguns sights.......Force 44 from Brownells was what I used. All that I have did have held up well.
     
  8. shortgrass

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    Yes, when the job calls for it. Might be unknown by many, but many of those "solder-on" sights have at least 1 hidden screw.