Thread: Barrel Repair
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Old March 29, 1999, 02:01 AM   #1
Art Eatman
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I picked up an old Krag-Jorgensen pretty cheap. It has a nice Redfield peep sight mounted at the read of the action.

There are two holes drilled and tapped into the barrel, located four inches and almost six inches forward of the bolt face.

Question: Are these attachment holes for the original military rear sight? They appear to be a #8, if not a #10. What perturbs me is that they are drilled rather deep. Not much steel left from the bottom of the holes to the bore...

The possibility of just living with blind screws exists, of course, since I don't plan on much shooting, and then with mild loads. Or, possibly careful wire-welding from the bottom up? Dunno.

George, you have any ideas?

Regards, Art
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