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Old March 19, 2009, 12:57 PM   #1
Barnacle Brad
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Creedmore Peep On Trapdoor Rifle

Has anyone ever mounted a Creedmore type tang sight on a trapdoor?

I have my 1884 Springfield 45-70 in the shop right now having a Pedersoli Long Range sight mounted along with a front globe sight.

The tang sight must be mounted to the stock far enough behind the hammer for clearance. Just wondering if I am going to have a problem with the sight coming loose...

Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Old March 19, 2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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It'll work and won't come loose if both screws go into the tang. I had a set up like that on a Investarms Hawken I used the rear tang screw and drilled and tapped the tang for the front screw. It's good for target work but it sucks for hunting.
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Old March 19, 2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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Unfortunately the tang doesnt extend far enough to pick up any holes on it. The sight is mounted directly to the wood. I guess I will just have to be super careful not to bump the sight and hope normal operating conditions don't loosen it.

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Old March 23, 2009, 09:46 AM   #4
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So I got the rifle from the shop last friday and took it for a test ride. The new sights work great. The only issue I had was sometimes the recoil pushed the tang sight into my thumb knuckle. All in all a good investment and should pay off at the range.
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