Pietta 1858 Target sights


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Patrick R
August 8, 2013, 11:54 PM
Any one own one of these Piettas?

How did you correct the high point of impact?

I have filed down the rear sight blade. Helped some. The pointy windage set screws are a problem. Also any one know what size & thread the set screws are? ( I measure 2.91 mm with calipers)

Anybody make or modify the front sight. Higher needed.

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craiso
August 9, 2013, 02:00 AM
I had a new sight dovetailed in...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l185/craiso/Pietta%201858%20Target%20Model/100_4390.jpg (http://s96.photobucket.com/user/craiso/media/Pietta%201858%20Target%20Model/100_4390.jpg.html)

I got the sight from Track of the Wolf. I also had to take some off of the rear to get what I wanted.

Patrick R
August 10, 2013, 05:23 PM
I was thinking of grinding the locking edges off a front sight so I could put a brass shim under it. (About 1/4" would need ground on the front lock edge) Would need thread locker. Maybe a longer machine screw.
Ruger MKs are only held down by one screw.

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