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    Posted: May 23 2016 at 3:14pm
Wider not higher or lower. My eyes aren't what they used to be and i wonder if the British made wider sight blades. If not, its either custom or cut the front sight base for a standard 3/8 dovetail.Thanks
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I had the same problem and split a piece of thicker steel near to the top and tapped it down over the existing sight. The only thing is that you need to file the existing sight down a little so the remaining unsplit part of the wider steel is still at the same height. A simple fix that took all of a 1/2 hr and has been a permanent fix.
 
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I glued two pieces of plastic either side and shaped it accordingly
Not a complete idiot. Still missing a few parts.
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Trying to find it, but I saw a posting on a site where somebody took a small spring steel roll pin, opened the split up a bit so that it could be clipped over the blade tip. It had the effect of heightening the blade and turning it into a bead front sight.

I haven't tried it, but it sure sounds simple to do.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote daneko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2016 at 9:28am
that was me on the roll pin, have used it on a couple of rifles.to keep battle sight hite one could get the lower blades from springfield sporter and measure. use a dremmel with the the thin cut off wheel.I found it works best with a 6 o clock hold...put one on a husky 9.3&57 that had a broken bead, son in law was popin clay piegons at 200 yards. for that I need a scope,,,
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