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Re: Apparently I just bought a...
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2016, 07:37:49 pm »
Anyone have quick and dirty way to build up the front sight post?  Trying to zero it at 25yd for an appleseed and it is dead to nuts on windage but shoots about 3.5-4" high.  Rear sight is at 1 (100).  I figured it'd be high at 25 but 4"is a little extreme is it not? 

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    Re: Apparently I just bought a...
    « Reply #26 on: May 06, 2016, 09:52:31 pm »
    Yeah,  I knew it would be high, just didn't expect it to be that high.

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    Re: Apparently I just bought a...
    « Reply #27 on: May 06, 2016, 10:26:33 pm »
    You could probably find a replacement sight post.    Or if you want to get really crazy, you can buy one of those scope mounts that replaces the handguard and put a red dot on it.   Not exactly historical, but doesn't require any permanent alteration.   
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    « Reply #28 on: May 06, 2016, 10:59:05 pm »
    I half-ass'd looked at a replacement sight and the ones I found were $150 and up and couldn't tell if they were high post or not.   

    I don't mind spending a buck fifty on a sight as long as I know is going to work. (Plus another $30-50 for a sight removal tool)

    Thought about the red dot but I have a couple of lucid HD's that my old eyes can't focus on and get a clear dot.  Maybe with it more forward on the hand guard would help.   Hate to do that though. 

    I was thinking I could use something like jbweld and build the sight up just a bit,  I would think it would hold and still be fairly easy to file off if needed for some reason.   

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    MinnesotaKevin - Stillwater, MN

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    Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

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    Re: Apparently I just bought a...
    « Reply #29 on: May 10, 2016, 04:58:08 pm »
    Wonder if it will hold.   Needs a bit of clean up yet,  but for darn near free figured it was worth a shot.

    Any bets on how many rounds it will last?





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    MinnesotaKevin - Stillwater, MN

    "The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes....Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."

    Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

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    Re: Apparently I just bought a...
    « Reply #30 on: May 10, 2016, 05:41:06 pm »
    You might try the CMP forums.   You can usually find a guy willing to sell spare parts for a few dollars plus shipping.   
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    Re: Apparently I just bought a...
    « Reply #31 on: May 11, 2016, 08:10:53 pm »
    Ran 50rnds through it tonight,  the jbweld held up.

    11rnds @25yds


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    MinnesotaKevin - Stillwater, MN

    "The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes....Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."

    Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

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    Re: Apparently I just bought a...
    « Reply #32 on: May 11, 2016, 08:12:35 pm »
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    Re: Apparently I just bought a...
    « Reply #33 on: May 11, 2016, 11:42:56 pm »
    Here is a link to a discussion of M1 Carbine front sight height problems encountered and how the problem was started.  Hint: The retrofitting of adjustable sights...

    http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=65257
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