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How to install bead front sight on shotgun

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by gunjunky, Nov 25, 2007.

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  1. gunjunky

    gunjunky Member

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    So I plan to take my $50 Remington 1100 to a new - shorter - level. I am planning to cut the barrel down and build a riot gun. I know that the ghost ring sights are all the rage, but I don't need them.

    So I want to install a new bead on my soon to be cut down barrel and would like to get some advise from some of those that have done this job.

    Thanks
     
  2. DnPRK

    DnPRK Member

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    I don't know what a smith will charge to install a bead, but I'd bet it will double the cost of your shotgun.

    Or install the bead yourself. Shotgun bead sights
     
  3. dfariswheel

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    An easy method is to use a bead on a pedestal base, just like Remington uses on their short barreled guns.
    This base assembly can be attached by silver braze (real silver "solder"), by "sweating" it on with soft solder, or even by bonding it on with the new Loctite Black MAX adhesive.
    This is FAR easier then drilling and tapping the barrel for a screw-in bead.

    The Remington-style base and bead:
    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/productdetail.aspx?p=5217&st=198-104-101AA&s=12268

    Black Max Adhesive:
    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=6139&title=BLACK+MAX+ADHESIVE
     
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