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Old 06-11-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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I recently bought a peep sight from Steve's Gunz and installed it except it seems a little loose. Anyone have experience with these? Also how do I take off the exsisting rear sight? I have an email to Steve but he might not get it for a few days.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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I recently bought a peep sight from Steve's Gunz and installed it except it seems a little loose. Anyone have experience with these? Also how do I take off the exsisting rear sight? I have an email to Steve but he might not get it for a few days.
How do you know the new sight is loose if you have not removed the old sight??

The old sight should be dovetailed into the barrel. Use a brass hammer or a brass punch to drive it out. The replacement may be tapped in or some are looser to make windage adjustments easier and have a set screw that bottoms in the dovetail to hold it in position.

If it is pressed in then you use the brass hammer to center the point of impact with the point of aim.
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I don't have the original because I ordered mine with a red dot sight.



I recently removed it and mounted an old sight I had that is similar to the original I think. You can see the top over the dovetail is wider, this is to facilitate tapping it to either side or removing and installing it without hitting the barrel with your hammer.



The front sight is adjusted or changed the same way and also has side "ears" for that purpose.

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I'm guessing the sight you got is the ghost sight that replaces safety . The loose aperture should not affect your group size . I made this sight , if you look at hole size in disc you will see it is not small . Most people put too small of a hole for shooting , if you look at bottom pic you will see I remove the disc for SASS/CAS matches , deer hunting and small game out to 50 yds . The large hole in disc work good for rabbits at 100 yds .You now see your loose sight should be a problem .





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How do you know the new sight is loose if you have not removed the old sight??

The old sight should be dovetailed into the barrel. Use a brass hammer or a brass punch to drive it out. The replacement may be tapped in or some are looser to make windage adjustments easier and have a set screw that bottoms in the dovetail to hold it in position.

If it is pressed in then you use the brass hammer to center the point of impact with the point of aim.
I have xray vision and can just tell it will be loose. Well okay maybe not. The peep sight replaces the safety on the bolt and it can be mounted with the barrel sight still attached. The barrel sight needs to be removed because its in the way.
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Once I figured out you remove the elevation slide first it was easy to peen it out. Don't have a picture of it but here is the peep. I thought of getting a tang peep but didn't because its a Mare's Leg.

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Sorry. Gunrunner called it right.

That is a nice looking sight. I may consider that. He also had one that bridged the receiver at that point but it requires drilling and tapping. That safety sight is easier. I'll look forward to hearing what you think of it.
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I recently removed it and mounted an old sight I had that is similar to the original I think. You can see the top over the dovetail is wider, this is to facilitate tapping it to either side or removing and installing it without hitting the barrel with your hammer.



The front sight is adjusted or changed the same way and also has side "ears" for that purpose.
Your replacement looks a lot like the one I took off mine except the dovetail is under the furthermost front under the arrow or what you might be calling ears.

Nice looking rifle. What finish?
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I put an older peep screw-in that has a longer tupe which gives the larger field of view yet forces you to center closer.

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Here is a full profile of the pistol.

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The dovetail on that site is also under the ears. The dovetail farther back was a second one Steve cut for the red dot sight. It is empty now. The ears will always be over the dovetail so the sight moves without twisting.

The finish was the bright stainless but Steve bead blasted it dull.

It has a 16 inch barrel and I really like the feel. Steve went through the action, replaced the plastic magazine follower with stainless steel, mounted the sling swivels, and replaced the safety.
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The dovetail on that site is also under the ears. The dovetail farther back was a second one Steve cut for the red dot sight. It is empty now. The ears will always be over the dovetail so the sight moves without twisting.

The finish was the bright stainless but Steve bead blasted it dull.

It has a 16 inch barrel and I really like the feel. Steve went through the action, replaced the plastic magazine follower with stainless steel, mounted the sling swivels, and replaced the safety.
Thanks for the info. I feel like dumb little kid.

I'm going to the range tomorrow (Wednesday) and will give a report when I return. One thing I like about the peep is that it sits a full seven inches back giving me a total of 14 inches of sight radius. The stock sight radius on the Mare's Leg was only seven inches so its now doubled.

Plus I like the looks of it. See above pictured post.
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I will look forward to your report. The longer sight radius should help precision. You probably have more than mine now.

How does that large loop feel. I never cared for the look.
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No reason. I did not notice the second dovetail because I am familiar with it but when I looked at the picture you reposted it jumped out at me. The other did not show at all.

The finish is not one Rossi offers so you would not recognize it. It looks more like satin nickel but duller. I liked the looks of the bright stainless but it is just too reflective. This is better and easier to dress if it's scratched or scuffed.
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I will look forward to your report. The longer sight radius should help precision. You probably have more than mine now.

How does that large loop feel. I never cared for the look.
The large loop is okay. I prefer the smaller loop but Josh Randall would not approve.

I've thought of putting the small lever on the Henry Mare's Leg. Its a 22LR and I have a scope on it so its way out of character anyway.
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No reason. I did not notice the second dovetail because I am familiar with it but when I looked at the picture you reposted it jumped out at me. The other did not show at all.

The finish is not one Rossi offers so you would not recognize it. It looks more like satin nickel but duller. I liked the looks of the bright stainless but it is just too reflective. This is better and easier to dress if it's scratched or scuffed.
I don't care for the black paint on the Henry or Rossi. I would think a gun metal grey would be better.
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Mac ........ The peep mounted on safety is the best choice and perfect for the Mare's leg , but the tang mount one has a advange on a rifle in my opinion . If your ft sight is dovetailed on barrel you don't need the tang sight with windage adj built in it .

Lithgow ...... You should try shooting the Mare's leg with with super large hole in aperture disc or removing the aperture disc and use the thread hole only . I find you get a better view of target and you can shoot faster on large target like a rabbit under 50 yds . .

Now to fill the dovetail in I cut the original sight down like in pic .
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Mac ........ The peep mounted on safety is the best choice and perfect for the Mare's leg , but the tang mount one has a advange on a rifle in my opinion . If your ft sight is dovetailed on barrel you don't need the tang sight with windage adj built in it .

Lithgow ...... You should try shooting the Mare's leg with with super large hole in aperture disc or removing the aperture disc and use the thread hole only . I find you get a better view of target and you can shoot faster on large target like a rabbit under 50 yds . .

Now to fill the dovetail in I cut the original sight down like in pic .
I like the idea of cutting the original sight down.

Its hard to judge how big the hole should be at home in the hobby room but later today at the range would be a good chance to try it without the aperture.

Dang, you guys are smart!
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Mac why did he cut the second dovetail in barrel .
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I will look forward to your report. The longer sight radius should help precision. You probably have more than mine now.

How does that large loop feel. I never cared for the look.
I just got back from the range. The Rossi really shot well. I didn't get the correct front sight and knew it was going to shoot high so I was prepared for it. I allowed extra room on top of my target and sure enough it was shooting about 20 inches high at 50 yards. I then put an extra target above the one I was shooting at and was getting 4 inch groups with the peep sights which really delighted me.

Steve told me to take the setting pin out and spin the holder 90 degrees and mark a new slot and file it shallower and keep trying it till the pin will slide in but keep the sight tight. That should be an easy fix for the wobble in it.

I've practiced bringing the rifle/pistol up and getting on target fast so the peep I'm using worked great. Its a lot of muscle memory and I also keep my non-shooting eye open til the last second. This allows me to see the entire field of view. I've done this for decades using peeps and its like first nature to me.

I also took the Henry Octogon 20" lever with me and was getting 1" groups at 50 yards with a Weaver V22 sight which is a six power.

Best part is it didn't rain.
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