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  1. wumbleteed

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    Hello,
    Any Browning B-92 owners out there? I just bought one that is missing the original rear sight. I'd like to find a replacement. I was thinking of a Marble's rear sight, maybe the semi-buckhorn? Can anyone with this rifle tell me about the original rear sight? Marble's makes two different lengths and different heights. Any other suggestions for a replacement would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. forward observer

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    Numrich carries original parts. They show out of stock for the Browning version, but in stock for the Winchester (Japan). Since both rifles were made at the Japanese Miroku plant, I would imagine parts like this are identical.

    However, they are outrageously priced. The sight is $53 and the separately sold sight elevator is $20.

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    Numrich

    Marbles would probably be cheaper--probably under $30 for the whole assembly. Both Brownell and Midway stock Marbles products and besides, I'm pretty sure that Miroku is already using Marbles front sights on their lever guns anyway.

    Cheers
     
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    Numrich helped me when I needed an 'impossible to find part'.

    Greg
     
  4. Speedgoat

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    I've got a Winchester Miruko Model 92 16" and hated the adjustable windage sight that it came with, I ordered this dovetail semi-buckhorn and it's pretty darn accurate. I've gotten a few grouse with it and lots of plinking.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/34...le-step-elevator-275-to-505-height-steel-blue

    I also just ordered the same one in a 20" barrel so a 2nd semi-buckhorn sight will be quickly in toe as well.
     
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    I very much like the aperture sight I put on my 92, makes it one of my favorite guns. I understand many people don't want to drill and tap their receivers. But for shooting the thing, it can't be beat.

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  6. wumbleteed

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    Thanks for all the replies. Hey Speedgoat, the Marble's sight you reference from Midway then is the correct length and height for the 20 inch? Does that leaf fold down? The reason I ask is mine currently has a tang sight on it and wondered if a folding leaf would still let me use the tang sight.
     
  7. wumbleteed

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    Bullet Bob, did you have to remove the factory rear sight to use the receiver sight?
     
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    Personally, I like just the factory sight on mine. If you need a better picture of it, just let me know and I'll take one for you.

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  9. wumbleteed

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    Thanks for the photo raindodger. Could you measure the length of the rear sight for me so I know whether to order the 1 7/8" or 2 3/4".
     
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    Certainly. If those are the published lengths, mine would have the 2 3/4". It's actually closer to 3" when measuring all the way to the rear face of the sight. 2 3/4" is what you probably want to order. Come to think of it, I measured from the point of the base on the muzzle end... the correct measurement should probably be from the dovetail. So, 2 3/4" would be about exact. (About and exact don't really go together, but it sounds about right. :) )
     
  11. wumbleteed

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    Thanks, and that's some beautiful grain yours too.
     
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    oooooooohhhhh. gorgeous. I want one. Best looking rifle I have seen in a long time that wasn't a multi-thousand dollar show piece.
     
  13. Bullet Bob

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    "Bullet Bob, did you have to remove the factory rear sight to use the receiver sight?"

    I had the rear sight removed and a blank installed at the same time, so I don't know if the rear sight would have been in the way or not.

    Maybe I could find my rear sight and send it to you, I'll look today. Don't get your hopes too high, I've moved four times over the years since I had it done, and I have a lot of crap. :)
     
  14. wumbleteed

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    Thanks Bob. I understand the moving thing. Been there, done that.
     
  15. Bullet Bob

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    No luck, need two Kodak slide projectors? I don't know whether to call my son and apologize in advance for all the junk he'll have to throw out when I expire, or call the show "Hoarders" and ask for help.

    I'll keep looking, but I didn't want you to quit searching.

    What kind of sighting arrangement did your 92 have when you bought it? They must had had something to replace the rear sight, right?
     
  16. wumbleteed

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    Not a problem Bob. I'll pick up one of the Marble's sights eventually. I did find a source for the original rear sight in Canada, but they want about three times the price of the Marble's. It has a tang sight on it now. Won't know what kind until it arrives, hopefully early in the week.
     
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    " It has a tang sight on it now." Oh the best sight !
     
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    Just as an fyi, I bought my 92 (picture above) from a very close friend - a retired Browning gunsmith, who had it NIB since 1981. He picked it out specifically because it had fairly nice wood, which he said was uncommon with these rifles. Apparently, if you have nice wood, it's pretty unique, because most of it was very plain.

    Post another picture when you get the new sight on!
     
  19. Speedgoat

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    Here's a picture of my two. Just picked up my 20" barrel one tonight. If you want that folding ladder rear sight PM me and I'll just send it to ya. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1412815627.718921.jpg
     
  20. wumbleteed

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    Well I was finally able to pick up my rifle this morning.


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    If you're wondering what the rubber band is for, it's holding the stock together. A big chunk was broken off during shipping.
     
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    Well, that sucks! Repairable, I hope, but if not, you can at least find replacement stocks at a reasonable cost.

    I bought front and rear sights for my Rossi M92 from Steve at Steve's Gunz. It was shooting at least 8"-10" high at 50 yards and after talking with him, he recommended these as they should put me on target (and did): rear, low semi-buckhorn http://store.stevesgunz.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=20_26&products_id=38 and front, large brass bead http://store.stevesgunz.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21_24&products_id=28. The sights are not really sold as higher fronts or lower rears, but the front is slightly taller by a few thousandths, and the rear is likewise lower by a few. Taken together it got me back on the bullseye.

    They look great, fit the Rossi "ballpark-machined" dovetails, and are quality through and through. You probably won't need the taller front, but you can correct shooting low with the elevator, which I could not since it was already at the lowest setting. Take a gander at them, hope you get things squared away - good luck!
    Best regards,
    George J.
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    (that looks like a nice tang sight, too - gonna keep it?)
     
  22. wumbleteed

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    I could repair it but I'm going to wait to see what UPS says first. That rear sight from Steve's Gunz looks like a Marbles with that dual step elevator. Do you know if it is? Their website shows different height sights and a front sight elevation correction chart.

    It's a Lyman tang sight. I was hoping for a Marbles. Oh well. I'll leave it on if I can still use a factory rear sight but that might at least require a rear sight with a folding leaf.
     
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