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Old 01-16-2013, 2:10 PM
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Default finding antique parts?

I've been fortunate enough to still have the first rifle I've ever shot. It also happened to be handed down to me by my father. It's not worth much of anything, but I thought I would share and hopefully someone can help me out with an problem I've having.
The rifle is a Stevens 53C, which came factory equipped with Lyman target sights. It's seen a LOT of use and been outdoors a lot, so it's beat up. After sitting in basement for the last 10 years, I managed to clean it up a little. The rifling is in good shape and it's mostly just a ton of wear on the finish and some pitting that make it look pretty ugly.
I'd love to take it out shooting, but the problem is that the front sight worked itself loose and fell into the snow a long long time ago and I can't seem to find another one. From what I understand, it's a 7/16" dovetail for the front sight and I don't know where to get another one. I was thinking about just keeping my eyes open for a whole rifle and scavenging parts. Any thoughts or insights?

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