1/2" or 5/16" dovetail front sight?


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AethelstanAegen
October 25, 2013, 10:17 AM
I recently bought an Egyptian Remington rolling block rifle. For whatever reason the rifle is missing it's front sight and has what appears to be a shallow 1/2" or 5/16" dovetail slot cut into it. Does anyone know of a replacement front sight I can fit into this slot? If necessary, I can try to take some pictures. The front sight doesn't have to be original looking (although that might be nice). Many thanks for any advice you all can give!

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Chawbaccer
October 25, 2013, 10:50 AM
I don't know enough about rolling blocks to know which variant you have. Numrich shows front sights and check this out too. http://www.rollingblockparts.com/sights.html

AethelstanAegen
October 25, 2013, 11:22 AM
My rolling block is technically a #1 (the black powder receiver) but I bet the military front site #5 from that link might work. I'll give them a call and try to get some more information. Many thanks, Chawbaccer (awesome username btw). I didn't see any front sights listed on Numrich but I always seem to get things messed up while searching on their website. If anyone else has any ideas, feel free to suggest them!

Chawbaccer
October 25, 2013, 09:37 PM
The front sights are listed under models, 2, 4, and 6

AethelstanAegen
October 25, 2013, 10:29 PM
The front sights are listed under models, 2, 4, and 6

Yeah most of those seem to be the standard 3/8" dovetail. The other ones I'll have to email Numrich about and see if they have a picture or description available.

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