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Old January 13, 2009, 05:37 AM   #1
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Ghost rings on a mariner?

Can ghost ring sights be installed on a 500 Mariner without messing up the marinecote finish?
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Old January 15, 2009, 04:56 AM   #2
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Old January 15, 2009, 05:00 AM   #3
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I would reckon so... so long as care is used to prevent scratching with tools etc.
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Old January 15, 2009, 10:41 PM   #4
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Old January 15, 2009, 11:08 PM   #5
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I depends on the installation and product. if you are trying to install the usual crop of GRS, then the rear is installed by a tap and thread method and should not be a problem. However the front sight is either epoxied or soldered in place and that could be a BIG problem. I have done quite a few front sight installations on scattergun barrels and here is what I think.

Sights like the "trac-lock" and X-sight front sights use a epoxy that I would be checking with the manufacture about using on this finish. I have always been squeamish about epoxied on front sights anchored to the front bead, but they have worked well for me in the past on blued and parked barrels.

Soldiered on sight are bullet proof but 9 out of 10 installations require re-finish of the barrel. I do not know if Mossberg would re-finish the barrel.

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Old January 16, 2009, 08:24 PM   #6
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I wouldn't think so. If you want the front sight to really stay on, it'll need to be silver soldered in place. That would be tough to do without disturbing the existing finish, and re-plating it afterward.

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Old January 17, 2009, 02:49 AM   #7
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