Rear Notch Shape of Fixed Sight Revolvers?


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arcticap
June 1, 2011, 03:53 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=143234&d=1306949164

This fixed sight ROA has a square notch at the rear of the flat sight groove.
What shape is the rear notch on some the other C&B revolver models that have a top strap and a fixed rear sight or groove like the 1858 Remington, Rogers & Spencer or other?
Any difference between the manufacturers?
Do they simply have a round bottom groove in the frame or is it square/flat or Vee shaped like the Colt hammer sight?
What about on most cowboy cartridge revolvers, is it round, square or Vee?

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RaceM
June 1, 2011, 05:35 PM
My Remmy is a narrow V. Accurate when it comes to shooting, but I may eventually widen it out as under certain light conditions the front sight can be tough to pick up quickly.

StrawHat
June 2, 2011, 07:59 AM
On Colt style C&B revolvers I have seen some of the hammer notches were square cut and some were vee shaped. Of the two, I prefer the square notch.

mykeal
June 2, 2011, 10:56 AM
1981 Pietta Remington New Navy, 6 1/2" barrel (sorry for the focus; its a 'v' notch):
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Remington%20New%20Navy/6020969.jpg

mykeal
June 2, 2011, 11:05 AM
2004 Ruger Old Army, 5 1/2" barrel:
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Ruger%20Old%20Army/5%20blued/6020967.jpg

mykeal
June 2, 2011, 11:10 AM
1994 Armi San Paolo (Euroarms) Rogers & Spencer, 6" barrel (also a 'v' notch):
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Rogers%20and%20Spencer/6020964.jpg

mykeal
June 2, 2011, 11:14 AM
1972 Armi San Paolo (Euroarms) Remington New Army, 8" barrel:
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Remington%20New%20Army/6020962.jpg

mykeal
June 2, 2011, 11:16 AM
(date unknown) Palmetto Spiller & Burr, 7" barrel:
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Spiller%20and%20Burr/P6020959.jpg

mykeal
June 2, 2011, 11:18 AM
The Starr Single Action has no rear sight in the frame or in the hammer.

Noz
June 2, 2011, 11:55 AM
You must remember that the Ruger is a modern gun and the sights are a modern design.

SAA
June 2, 2011, 11:11 PM
Wow, mykeal! You went all out. Those are great for reference. Thanks!

arcticap
June 4, 2011, 03:49 PM
I watched a Youtube video of the Pietta 1873 Colt SAA clone that has a fixed square notch that looks very much like the Ruger Old Army's.

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