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Gunner Gatlin, SASS 10274L

1871 H&R 'Buffalo Classic' question

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Hey Gunner:

No, receiver mounted peeps are not legal.

You can buy a blade that replaces the peep using the same base.

Or you can get a ladder sight

Or use a tang mounted peep screwed into the wood as this gun has no tang

or you can have a false tang made & mount it to that

--Dawg

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Hey Gunner:

No, receiver mounted peeps are not legal.

You can buy a blade that replaces the peep using the same base.

Or you can get a ladder sight

Or use a tang mounted peep screwed into the wood as this gun has no tang

or you can have a false tang made & mount it to that

--Dawg

 

Great! Thanks Prairie Dawg...I'll see what I can find.

 

have a great day!

 

GG ~ :FlagAm:

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Brownells has the Smith ladder site in stock.

 

Ladder sights are cool - thanks I'll check 'em out...

 

GG ~ :FlagAm:

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True, even though that sight which is the original sight on the rifle IS NOT a receiver sight! However "they" have said it isn't legal and such. Simple enough to fix, either replace that peep with a blade sight which is a few bucks from brownells or replace the whole shebang with a Smith Enterprises ladder sight which is a much better sight anyway (And works EXACTLY the same as the factory sight.)

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Gunner, git that ladder sight, y'all will love it

 

I have the same rifle in 38-55 and it's a tack driver

 

CYA on the long range......

 

hOOt :FlagAm:

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Gunner, git that ladder sight, y'all will love it

 

I have the same rifle in 38-55 and it's a tack driver

 

CYA on the long range......

 

hOOt :FlagAm:

 

Yup - it's on the bucket list....after reading the rules (they address Long Range) I guess I can still keep the globe front sight and shoot in Buffalo Rifle...right? :lol:

 

See ya on th elong range pard....Thanks for a GREAT weekend!

 

GG ~ :FlagAm:

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Back when I had an H&R I looked into the Smith sight. Somehow I just couldn't justify spending $165 on a sight to put on a rifle I only paid $275 for.

 

Picked up a milsurp ladder sight at a gunshow ... Mauser, Nagant - couldn't say ... for $5. About an hour of fitment work later and it worked just fine.

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Back when I had an H&R I looked into the Smith sight. Somehow I just couldn't justify spending $165 on a sight to put on a rifle I only paid $275 for.

 

Picked up a milsurp ladder sight at a gunshow ... Mauser, Nagant - couldn't say ... for $5. About an hour of fitment work later and it worked just fine.

 

I understand the logic, and agree with it...but this rifle has a 'sentimental' value so it's on 'priceless' status. The Smith sight will be a nice addition...

 

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Here's what I did:

 

Buff Classic

 

It's a 1901 Krag sight, very similar to a Buffington in dimensions and function, mounted just forward of the chamber. Miles of adjustment for windage and elevation~! ;)

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Yup - it's on the bucket list....after reading the rules (they address Long Range) I guess I can still keep the globe front sight and shoot in Buffalo Rifle...right? :lol:

 

See ya on th elong range pard....Thanks for a GREAT weekend!

 

GG ~ :FlagAm:

 

Yep, hang on ta that globe sight, ya can git more apertures fer it if ya need em.

 

Glad you and Sassy had a good time, CYA next time pard

 

hOOt :FlagAm:

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Here's what I did:

 

Buff Classic

 

It's a 1901 Krag sight, very similar to a Buffington in dimensions and function, mounted just forward of the chamber. Miles of adjustment for windage and elevation~! ;)

 

Wow - that DOES have miles of adjustment...looks almost exactly like the sight I have on my 1903A1.

 

Though it does have style points (yes, I like it alot) I still will go with the Smith version since it is a 'drop in'.

 

Thanks for sharing pard!

 

GG ~ :FlagAm:

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