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Old November 18, 2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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'73 Front Sight Extra Tall

My '73 clone shoots really high at 50 yards, like about 10 to 11 inches. The back sight is bottomed out. Does anyone know where I can find a 3/8" dovetail unfinished front sight. I used to see'm on occasion, usually for a BP rifle, but can't find one right now.
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Old November 18, 2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Brownells or Midway. You might as well just go ahead and get the right height front sight with a bead insert.
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Old November 19, 2012, 05:06 AM   #3
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If you are partial to the Rocky Mountain front sight, you might try Dixie Gun Works.

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Old November 19, 2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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I've used the Brownell's blank front sight to build custom sights.
It blues very nicely.

http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts...r_1=Unfinished

Unless these have changed, the actual sight is not as rough as the picture.
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Old November 19, 2012, 10:11 PM   #5
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Skinner Sights also makes/sells a Patridge-type square post front sight blade of .650" height, designed to be trimmed w/o thinning.

This sight measures 1/2", side-to-side, meant to fill an entire barrel dovetail, for sights mounted directly in the bbl, ILO on a ramp.

http://www.skinnersights.com/front_sights_5.html



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