tang sights/rear peep sights

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R MARSHALL
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tang sights/rear peep sights

Post by R MARSHALL » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:32 pm

Were they special order or stock? What brand peeps did Remington use?

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Re: tang sights/rear peep sights

Post by jack1653 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:57 pm

Hey R Marshall,

I don't know if Remington had their own tang or rear peep sights. I know that customers could order rifles with the kind of sights you are referring to and the most common that I have seen on factory issued peep sights are the Lyman, Marables, Williams, and Redfield. It is my opinion that the customer would specify which brand they wanted and Remington would install it. Each of the brands I mention had several model from which they could choose. A customer could specify what type of aperture they wanted on the Lyman and Marables. I have several rifles that have the brands I mentioned that I believe came from the factory with the sight installed. Most good gunsmiths could install all of these brands with no difficulty.

We know that Remington installed some specific peep sights for customers like the FBI who specified the Lyman 41R for their rifles and theUS Army for the Trials rifle and the Krag 1898 sight for the FSMR.

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jack1653

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Re: tang sights/rear peep sights

Post by 81police » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:01 am

Great info Jack!

One other thing to note, there's really no way to know if a tang sight was factory installed or aftermarket. Unless you had one of these rifles still with original box and packaging which included a special sight, then yes. Otherwise it's guesswork.
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Re: tang sights/rear peep sights

Post by R MARSHALL » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:22 pm

Thanks guys. Trying to learn all the info I can.

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