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Old March 18, 2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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Mark III tapered barrel "project gun" report

One or two of you may recall that several weeks ago I inquired here as to how to add an adjustable sight to the Ruger Mark III tapered barrel model. I am a big fan of this model for its handiness and pointability, but I do not like the stock front sight (very hard to see) or for that matter the fact that the sights are fixed. So I endeavored to find a way to install a set of high-quality adjustable sights.

My excellent local gunsmith (West Coast Gun Works in Stanton--great people!) found this Kensight rear sight, which is all-steel and very well made. Unfortunately, it also requires a higher (much higher!) front sight. Nothing aftermarket seemed to be available, but my gunsmith fabricated a front sight (all-steel) and things worked out great.

This gun is now a joy to shoot, and the custom sight system works very well!
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Old March 18, 2017, 05:25 PM   #2
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You forgot the picture.
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Old March 18, 2017, 06:31 PM   #3
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Here are some pics (for some reason I am being blocked from these pics displaying. Not sure why. Maybe the mod has to do something).







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Old March 19, 2017, 07:49 AM   #4
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Nice. By the looks of your target, they seem to be working well for you.
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Old March 19, 2017, 10:15 AM   #5
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Volquartsen sells a higher front sight blade when adding an adjustable rear sight to a Standard Ruger pistol. I installed the colored insert.

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Old March 20, 2017, 07:25 PM   #6
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Unfortunately as best I can tell, VQ no longer sells that front sight.
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Old March 22, 2017, 08:46 AM   #7
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I recently bought 2 from Rimfire Sports but now I see they do not list them either. I used one along with the VC TL rear sight on a MKII 4 3/4" NRA Endowment setting on top of a VC 1911 frame. Nice weight and balance.
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