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Old 02-05-2013, 4:15 AM
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Old 02-05-2013, 6:27 AM
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Maybe this sight will uplift the Mosin team's performance on the next match?
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Need bigger pictures....
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:24 AM
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Forthcoming. These are teasers from the workbench. I'm waiting for the rest of the stuff to get here, then I'll make the first one.

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Maybe this sight will uplift the Mosin team's performance on the next match?
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Old 02-09-2013, 4:03 PM
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Looks strangely like a sling swivel QD stud...
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Old 02-10-2013, 6:11 AM
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i like it. innovation keeps coming.
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Old 02-10-2013, 6:20 AM
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Looks strangely like a sling swivel QD stud...
Why make from scratch when it exists?

I make most of the stuff on my front sights from scratch. If it already existed, I could be that much faster!

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Old 02-10-2013, 4:34 PM
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I would've carried the innovation a step further by drilling & tapping the hole for some existing target apertures.. like Lyman or Marbles.
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Old 02-10-2013, 5:43 PM
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I would've carried the innovation a step further by drilling & tapping the hole for some existing target apertures.. like Lyman or Marbles.
Hello,

That's in the future works. Folks have been wanting a rear sight for about a year, so I took that time to study the whys and wherefores about this type of sight.

Most don't work, and for good reason. That's why the slack adjustment is in there. It makes this work.

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:47 PM
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Please excuse the surroundings and the picture quality. I did this at home, not the shop, in response to some concerns that the cocking piece will move on the x and y axis and not only the z axis. The first part demonstrates that I have a standard sear, while the second and third parts give different views of the striker knob dropping.

You will see that the cocking piece only travels in the direction it's supposed to.

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Old 02-12-2013, 2:26 PM
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Hello,

I hope to be well enough this weekend to get out and shoot it for "postable" targets. I already have two orders.

I guess 60-70 years ago this was considered quite the modification.





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Old 02-24-2013, 3:28 PM
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Hello,

I'm currently in the office/workshop. Orwell is on internet radio, and I'm filling sight orders.

I've also prototyped an interchangeable aperture rear peep. The first size is 3/32", which is my favorite size peep sight.

Pictures to follow later tonight or sometime tomorrow.

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Old 02-25-2013, 7:58 PM
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The existing ghost ring is about 0.125". This aperture shown is 0.094.

I don't really like the 0.094" as it just falls in between ghost ring and not-ghost-ring, and if I go to production, the standard aperture size will be about 0.063 or so to start with, anyway.

I still like the ghost ring as it holds the front sight hood centered perfectly, but I understand those who desire the smaller aperture and will be trying it out myself shortly, before I start making it.

Also included is a slightly improved lockup to return the cocking piece to perfect zero every time.

I'm not sure it's needed, but it's there as a redundancy.

I'm also trying to watch the complexity as complexity = weight = slower lock time, which we don't want.

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I have a really hard time trusting a sight mounted on the cocking piece. Outside of increased sight radius, why wouldn't you make a receiver mounted sight?
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Old 02-26-2013, 9:32 AM
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I have a really hard time trusting a sight mounted on the cocking piece. Outside of increased sight radius, why wouldn't you make a receiver mounted sight?
Hello,

Most people do have trouble with this, and it's something I understand.

There are a couple reasons for making it this way. First, it's easy to change it back to normal. Second, the closer to the eye, the more effective a peep sight is.

If someone wants me to make this for him, it would be a lot easier for him to unscrew the cocking piece and install mine than it would be to drill and tap the receiver.

I have this returning to zero the same way each time. I sent out a few units for feedback and they are all positive. The one negative (impact is a little low) has been fixed and had nothing to do with the movement of the cocking piece.

Interestingly, I was written by a couple older gunsmiths who used to do this mod back about 40, 50 years ago. I knew nothing about this, but it turns out they did something similar (Pacific sold a peep sight mounted in a similar fashion) and the Mosin had no trouble with it back then, even without the mods I've done to the cocking piece to keep it returning to zero.

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I'd seen on a few forums where people had drilled and tapped the cocking piece for a sling swivel screw. At the time it seemed ridiculous. I'm looking for a peep sight for a mosin project I'm working on. I guess at $45 a pop it's hard to say no. What are your shipping times looking like?
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:49 PM
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For the rear sight, we're currently looking at 1-2 weeks.

I've made some improvements in the spring system holding the ball bearing -- it's now a dual-spring setup -- and that takes some machining.

Just ordered some more cocking pieces and look for them to arrive early to mid-next-week. My supplier is still recovering from the panic buy last month.

Might send you the prototype version with the interchangeable peeps, if I have it looking acceptable by then... should be!

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Awesome man, already placed an order.
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And sorry for the pics above not showing up. Photobucket is having problems with their Pro accounts, which I have. The pics should be back up shortly, according to them.

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The moison team is still looking for a Combat Mauser rifle team and not a swedish target rifle team.
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