Author Topic: Traditional Front Sight  (Read 549 times)

Offline Dave T

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 657
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 218
Traditional Front Sight
« on: August 14, 2020, 01:00:22 PM »
I just purchased a Winchester/Miroku 24" rifle. It comes with a skinny brass bead front sight which I want to replace for several reasons. Don't like the appearance or the sight picture.

Anyway, does anyone know of a source for a more traditional blade front sight that would fit in the Japanese dove tail on this rifle? It's no doubt some metric measurement I never heard of. (lol)

Dave

Offline Dave T

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 657
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 218
Re: Traditional Front Sight
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2020, 11:39:56 PM »
Sure do wish someone could give me a line on a better front sight for this gun. I tried some dry firing today and the closest I got to seeing the front sight would be to call it the fuzzy thing between the buck horns. No way am I ever gonna see that little brass bead through the notch. I can barely see the notch or the bead. (lol)

Dave

Offline Buckaroo Lou

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 294
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 21
Re: Traditional Front Sight
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2020, 10:21:42 AM »
Dave T,

Marbles has them with a larger bead but they are of the same style currently on the Miroku Winchester. In fact the one on the rifle is probably a Marbles as I believe it is the standard 3/8 dovetail. You could get the larger bead and perhaps shape it to look a bit more like the original ones.

I will continue to search to see if I run across something.

I like the little bead, but then again I can see it. It doesn't cover and hide the target.

Just a thought, could you get one for a Uberti rifle from VTI and make it fit the Miroku dovetail. Just askin'.

Check out this site: http://www.pioneergunworks.com/winchester-rifle-parts/





A man's true measure is found not in what he says but in what he does.

Offline treebeard

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 473
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 6
Re: Traditional Front Sight
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2020, 02:45:32 PM »
I prefer the original Winchester front sights with a silver blade set into the base. I am 70+ and can pick the silver up nicely. There are several different blade types  but found a Rocky Mountain type on Homestead parts website to copy.  Also usually see various blade types on other sites and EBay.

Offline Little Dalton

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 112
  • -ad regem-
    • Axe & Anvil
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 6
Re: Traditional Front Sight
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 10:40:33 AM »
I have seen others use Uberti front sights.
Jordan Goodwin

Blacksmithing, woodworking, history nut, entrepreneur, and work at home.

Hand forged gun hooks over on the website:
www.axe-and-anvil.com

"Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight." (Ps. 144:1)

Reckon so.

Advertisers

  • Guest
Re: Traditional Front Sight
« Reply #5 on: Today at 03:50:23 PM »

Offline Dave T

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 657
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 218
Re: Traditional Front Sight
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 08:40:19 PM »
Thanks guys. I found (finally) a copy of the original German Silver blade sight at Buffalo Arms. Hope I can sere it as well as treebeard. (smile)

Dave

Offline 1961MJS

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 547
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 8
Re: Traditional Front Sight
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2020, 01:14:22 AM »
Hi Dave, thanks for the heads up, I have one on the way.  I shoot bullseye pistol and am not a fan of the buckhorn sights and the bead.
Later
Mike
GAF #797
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Division of Oklahoma

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk

© 1995 - 2020 CAScity.com