Mounting peep sights.


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C-grunt
September 10, 2008, 08:59 AM
Hey guys, this might be a dumb question but Im in the market for a tactical 870 for my HD and patrol shotgun. I have found one I like for relatively cheap but it has only a front bead. I want the rifle type peep sights. I was told they can drill the receiver for the rear sight. Can they do the same for the front sight or am I going to have to get a new barrel with one already attached?

PS..I can get one issued to me by my dept but I want it to me mine, so when I move to a different position I dont have to take off the goodies and give it back.

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Dave McCracken
September 10, 2008, 09:16 AM
A front sight can be installed by a competent smith, but the price will be similar to a new barrel.

An option, buy the Remchoked, rifle sighted 20" barrel. Take off the rear sight and ignore the base still on the barrel. Add a peep.

I did this on Number 2. Works great.

Fred Fuller
September 10, 2008, 09:25 AM
JMHO, but front sights on working shotguns absolutely need to be silver-soldered in place. Yes, rear ghost ring sights are all installed with screws, but a rear sight is no use without a front post.

While it will cost a good bit to buy a set of aftermarket ghost ring sights and get them professionally installed on a shotgun, it's a one-time investment- if the job is done right.

lpl

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