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Front sight adjustment on 1873 Trapdoor Springfield

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Stormin.40, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Stormin.40

    Stormin.40 Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    I have an original Springfield Trapdoor that I would like to adjust the front sight on. The rear sight is not adjustible for windage in the set battle field position out to 260 yards.

    I have attached a picture of a typical 100 yard target with this rifle, I believe 4 MOA is acceptable for this rifle and my shooting ability but I would like the group to be centered above the POA.

    Is it possible to adjust the front sight and still keep the rifle original, I am okay with taking to a gunsmith if needed.

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  2. Jim K

    Jim K Elder

    Dec 31, 2002
    No. The front sight base is welded on to the barrel.


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