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John Slaughter
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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2013, 11:16:04 pm »

Thanks Tom,
                  I'm in Australia, into CAS over here which is very popular.   I liked what you referred to with the Kelly Tang sight, and intend fitting one on my Uberti 1876 Centennial in 45.60. any advice on where I can find them over your way ?



I have gone thru the chain on "sights", I have used the marbles peep sight, Marbles Improved Peep Sight, Taylor's & Company DOS Winchester Tang Sight, and a couple of Italian made Tang Sights... had problems with all of the above.  I forked out the money and went with a KELLY SIGHT... best decision I have ever made... they are not cheap, but they are VERY WELL MADE and they are ACCURATE.  I mounted the Mid Range on my '86 for starters and I am so impressed with Jim Kelly's sights I am going to install one on my 45-60. I cannot say enough good things about this sight... instead of forking out money for the above I should have just added a few more dollars and bought Kelly upfront... very accurate and it looks good also. 
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2013, 03:51:50 am »

John:

Here is jim Kelley's website.  Buffalo arms carries the sights when they can get them.  Cheers.

Mean Bob

http://www.kelleysights.com/
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2013, 09:38:04 pm »

JSlaughter-

Sorry I have been out of town ... slow to your response..my apology. MBM responded... You cannot buy the Kelley Sights from his website.  Only place I know of to buy the sights is Buffalo Arms. You will have to contact Jim Kelley (see his website for email) and tell him what you have and send him the measurements from center hole to center hole for your '76. He will have to custom make you a sight base. He does not charge extra for this. He will ask you to send him the Long Tang Screw and the small Tang Screw from the upper Tang for duplication (he will return them for you with the completed base) his work/craftsmanship is SUPERIOR and he is a pleasure to business with. For both my '86 and '76 I bought the Silhouette Mid Range Soule Sight, it is very accurate and it looks good on both rifles. Here are some pictures of the sight mounted on my '76 Centennial Rifle (Uberti) 45-60.


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« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2014, 01:06:14 pm »

Hi
I would like to fit a better rear sight on my 76 for longer range and accuracy but on the barrel, in place of the original.
Any recommendations?
Also does anybody know what size the rear dovetail is on a uberti 76?

Thanks
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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2014, 12:20:12 am »

To test my new Uberti 76 Winchester for accuracy, I needed something better than the iron sights that came with it.  So I bought a set of Marbles Improved tang sights with two staff(s) and a bunch of apertures.  I had already bought a low profile globe front sight from Montana Vintage Arms, and together, the new sights made a dramatic improvement in the groups I was getting.

But I have been spoiled and corrupted by the repeatability of the MVA Soule sight I have on my '74 Sharps Business rifle.  So I have replaced the Marbles tang sight with a Soule Midrange tang sight and a Hadley disc, all from MVA.  The investment is significant, but so is the pleasure of using the rifle...money well spent.  

Here's some pics...







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« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2014, 08:56:25 am »

So, a blank in the normal rear sight spot? How does the tang sight effect your gripping the buttstock? Isnt it in the way? I had a couple on different 94's and thought they were really in the way of getting a good hold.
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« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2014, 11:58:22 am »

I was at the range with the new tang sight the other day, and fired 73 rounds.  I didn't even notice the presence of the tang sight on the grip.  I was shooting from the bench.  Offhand should be even better, as far as comfort is concerned.  The adjustable aperture in the Hadley eyecup is such a benefit.  I was able to open and close the opening to get a perfect sight picture for a variety of targets.
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