The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 11, 2008, 11:25 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: June 22, 2007
Posts: 472
Changing a Red Ramp front sight on S&W--

Would it be a lot of trouble to change a Red Ramp front sight on a
Smith & Wesson model 66 and install a patridge like is on the blued
model 19 ?
The sight that's on the model 66 looks like it is machined into the
barrel and not pinned.

Prince55 is offline  
Old June 11, 2008, 11:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 4, 2001
Posts: 7,042
The blued Model 19 has the same "Baugman" ramp front sight the Model 66 has, only the 66 usually has a red insert.

A Patridge sight is a post sight with a 90 degree rear vertical surface, and is preferred by target shooters.

If the sight is one that was forged in one piece with the barrel, the only way to replace the sight would be to have it machined off, a slot milled in the barrel ramp and a new sight pinned in place.

This is S&W's "Baugman" ramp front sight, so named for a famous FBI shooting instructor.
The Model 19 uses the same sight, sometimes with a red insert, early versions usually without the insert.
Dfariswheel is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05691 seconds with 7 queries