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Offline Boone May

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Need help to identify maker of globe front sight
« on: June 15, 2021, 05:36:51 PM »
Greetings, 
I bought a used Shiloh Model 1874 and it came with nice globe front sight with spirit level.  No extra sight inserts unfortunately.
I wanted to change out the sight insert as I don't like the one in it now.  I ordered some from Montana Vintage Arms (MVA) thinking they are all the same...NOT!  The MVA inserts don't fit. 

I need help to identify the maker of this sight so I can order the proper inserts.  It's not MVA and it doesn't look like C. Sharps either from what I can tell.  I suspect that it might Italian or Ukrainian.  Any ideas?
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Re: Need help to identify maker of globe front sight
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 06:09:40 PM »
The Pedersoli sights I've seen don't have that flat piece under the glove.

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Re: Need help to identify maker of globe front sight
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 07:11:32 PM »
I think it may be an older Red River, formally Parts Unknown of Ukrainian manufacture. I may have a few spare inserts. I will check tomorrow as I am currently not home. Which one are you looking for?

Their newer style is a bit different. I am not sure if the newer inserts will fit the older model. They have the new one with the 3/8" dovetail at Buffalo Arms.

Dixie Gun Works sells the one with the windage adjustment. Don't know if you can get the inserts separate. Might give them a call.

 https://www.dixiegunworks.com/index/page/product/product_id/1699/category_id/589/product_name/EB1020+Sharps+Globe+Front+Sight+-+Adjustable

 
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Re: Need help to identify maker of globe front sight
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 08:29:09 PM »
Track Of The Wolf has inserts for several different globe sights.  Also have several sights listed with photos.  I needed inserts for my sight.  By looking at the photos of the front sights I was able to identify the maker and ordered the proper inserts.  Hope this helps.
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Re: Need help to identify maker of globe front sight
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2021, 11:57:25 PM »
Thank you for all the replies. 

Buckaroo Lou, I'm looking for an insert that has the little post (1st choice), the cross hairs (2nd choice), or cross with open circle in center (3rd choice)
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Re: Need help to identify maker of globe front sight
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Re: Need help to identify maker of globe front sight
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2021, 03:42:37 PM »
Boone May,

If they look like what is in the photo I have one of each I can send you. You can private message me your address or I will PM you my email address.

The one with the circle doesn't look exactly like the one in the photo. It is a circle on a single post.
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Re: Need help to identify maker of globe front sight
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2021, 09:38:30 PM »
 That's a Parts Unknown sight. Sometimes MVA inserts fit in those. C Sharps inserts are a little taller but the top of them can be filed down to fit.
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Re: Need help to identify maker of globe front sight
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2021, 09:46:52 PM »
 You might also want to take a look at the sight cards from Jeff's Outfitters.
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Re: Need help to identify maker of globe front sight
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2021, 11:29:14 AM »
I would call Buffalo Arms because I would be willing to bet the sight inserts are still the same for the newer Red River front globe sight. They may have just the insert cards and if so you would have a complete set.

Red River sights are formally Parts Unknown sights. Sergio, the guy who sells them I believe still lives in Canada. I use to have his email address. I will see if I can find it.

I will PM you his email address.
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