Limitations of the peep sight.

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Limitations of the peep sight.

Post by In The Ten Ring » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:24 pm

So I received my Model 81 with Marbles peep sight. It is a beauty! The peep is pretty neat but I see it's not windage adjustable. I guess that's a limitation.....so the William and Redfield peep sights, those do have windage adjustments, right? Are the Williams and Redfields better then? What say you guys?

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Re: Limitations of the peep sight.

Post by norm » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:43 pm

Tang sights can be adjusted for windage by shimming one or the other side of the base or moving the front sight.

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Re: Limitations of the peep sight.

Post by In The Ten Ring » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:58 am

I think my 1906 example has its Marbles peep shimmed on one side.

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Re: Limitations of the peep sight.

Post by Phyrbird » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:41 pm

norm wrote:Tang sights can be adjusted for windage by shimming one or the other side of the base or moving the front sight.
I'm pretty sure the intended design was to move the front sight in the dovetail. A press fit, sitting for decades with out lube or never-sieze they are often locked up. The right way is Not with a hammer and punch. If you don't have a screw type sight vise it can add up to a mess. Even if one has the special made sight vise to fit that particular gun, how much do you move it? Which direction to move? Right.
These the reason we see a lot of shims under the post style tang sights. It is not the correct solution but many times the best one. By the way, move the front sight opposite the way you want to move the impact, move it only a little at a time. It never takes much.
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