Trapdoor front sight

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Trapdoor front sight

Postby Major Tom » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:12 am

Like most shooters of trapdoor rifles, I do not like aiming 2 feet low to hit the bullseye. Someone on this forum awhile back had a photo of how he corrected the problem. Being new to this website, I cannot find the original post or photo. Could someone help me out here? Thank you.
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Re: Trapdoor front sight

Postby Niner » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:14 pm

Welcome to the Milsurp After Hours. Can't find the photo you are speaking of right off, but try different things in the search feature.

One link I found by searching posts here is a link to a mathmatical formula for adjusting front sight height to compensate for point of impact on a target at various distances.

http://www.nicolausassociates.com/PDF/M ... tCalcs.pdf
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Re: Trapdoor front sight

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:04 pm

Welcome Tom,
I think it might haver been a bit before my time and as for the link above, confused the hell out of me :shock: :shock:
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Re: Trapdoor front sight

Postby Major Tom » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:53 pm

I used a sturdy soft wire which I snuggly wrapped around the barrel at the front sight. One end of the wire bent straight up. I used end cutters to trim off the 'leg' until I got point of aim. Took that measurement, made a brass front sight to fit the original slot and pin.

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