Any documentation on 'penny' as front sight.


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Ferret
July 29, 2006, 03:55 PM
The header says it.
Does anyone have any documentation, photographic is best, on any of the C&B revolvers which have had a front sight blade made from a penny or coin?

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Steve499
July 29, 2006, 11:44 PM
Beartracker, who posted here regularly until April of this year, had an 1858 dime for the front sight on his 1858 Remington. I seem to recall him posting a picture of it either here or on The Firing Line, where he went by Remington Kid.

Steve

Smokin_Gun
July 30, 2006, 12:17 AM
I have what I believe looks like a thick Mexican Peso as a front site on my 1860 Pietta.

Ferret
July 30, 2006, 01:48 AM
Smokin... could you post a pic of it pls?

swoter
July 30, 2006, 12:16 PM
I had a navy arms jp murray carbine that had a 1/4 dime as a front sight.

Old Dragoon
July 30, 2006, 05:49 PM
I used a Lincoln penny for a front sight on one of my Gunslinger Model Euroarms '58 Rem. Just used it for one match and then sawed up a W.H. (actually a Carwash) token to make a front sight. :what: :evil: :what:

It is the top Gunslinger

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/1Old6Dragoon1/Gunslingersrightside.jpg

My front site is dovetailed so I had to drill a hole in the base cope the token to suit then Silver Soldered it together in a vise then filed the locator tpi off flush with the bottom of the base. Worked pretty well. I contoured the sight so a not to hang up in a holster. Make sure the pistol fits inside the holster and not sticking through, or these tall front sight will hang and one couls shoot your foot off if you load all six. LOL

Manyirons
July 30, 2006, 06:00 PM
Les hope tha money deface police swat team dont kick yer door down! :)

Nice guns!

Wwalstrom
August 2, 2006, 07:30 AM
It's not illegal to cut up coins ... but it IS illegal to try and spend said coins!

Old Dragoon
August 2, 2006, 03:22 PM
You got it right, that all came about when someone gold plated an old V Nickel and sold them as &%.00 gold pieces. For sure check it out.
One may cut up a coin to use as they see fit except to use it in commerce as money. Otherwise those coin earrings and such jewelry makers would be in the POKEY!

I once cut a Canadian Silver dollar up to make the Voyager and canoe on the back side into a pin for my Voyager's long wool cap. Had a Canadien tell me I could go to jail in Canada for that. But he'd get me out if it took 15 years....LOL

Manyirons
August 2, 2006, 06:26 PM
Yup, i know, thas why i puts a smiley. Silly as some reasons ta SWAT someone, giver 10 years an we might see it.

'Whatcha in for kid? Cuttin up money'

dwave
August 2, 2006, 07:20 PM
And get 5 extra for ripping the tags off pillows right? :p

Smokin_Gun
August 2, 2006, 07:26 PM
I can't post pic... Aaaaa, I was lieing?, my dog typed that not me?, do you guys arrest for defacing forgein currency?

(but I think it looks kinda like a Mexican Peso but it's not) Ok?
I think it's playmoney or a brass button...
Definately not any kind a currency, definately not...

Manyirons
August 2, 2006, 09:32 PM
Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! NOT tha mattress tag ripper!

Manyirons
August 2, 2006, 09:35 PM
Too late Smokin Gun! Tha black choppers with tha nato troops is hoveriin overhead! :)

Smokin_Gun
August 3, 2006, 12:41 AM
LoL ManyIrons...will post some pics when I get a chance to take some pics. Will have to schedule a photo shoot with my webcam.

Maybe it's free right now, I'll give it a try.

Here ya go, 1860 Pietta 10yrs old:
http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/fe73cd917d.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)
http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/8005b89f96.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)
http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/632a077ca3.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

That otta do it...

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