Long Bar Peep Sight
I have in my collection a half stock New England Rifle.
The main reason I purchased it was to copy the sight. I
just loved it. Well my copy is offered here. One picture
shows it on an under hammer rifle I am working on, it's
an old Numrich Arms action. Heavily modified, stocked in
curly maple. Is there any other wood?
First is the T.C. line of side lock rifles. This company uses a two screw mounting for their open sight, no dovetail. So you attach the long bar with screws. Three screws are supplied, two to mount the sight and one to locate and spot one of the two screws. This is diagramed in the instructions.
The next installation is on any octagon barrel, also
Lyman rifles, in this type of mounting you need to put in
a dovetail, standard 3/8" and a tapped hole on the top flat.
The original rifle pictured has this type of installation
(Lyman has a dovetail), it works like this, a pivot hole
in the about 1/3 back from the front is drilled in the sight,
you drill it, hole is spotted. I supply the screw.
Next, drill and tap your barrel to accept this screw. At
this point you can put the sight focal point where you want
Try different distances from your eye, the further from your eye the bigger the peep hole. Another scenario for this peep sight is as follows: If your rifle has an open sight that's dovetailed in, what you can do is leave it alone and add another dovetail behind it and use only the the base piece of the the two piece open sight. This is exactly how the sight is used on the the original rifle. Moving side to side gives you your windage adjustment. The top part of this two piece open sight can be used as an open sight on it's own, just cut off the two pins and cut a dovetail on any pistol or rifle.
Note: Have a competent gunsmith drill and tap the pivot hole on top of your barrel.
The kit includes:
355 Lawrence Road
Broomall, Pennsylvania 19008