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1885 Browning 45-70 Sights


Col Del Rio
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Greetings,

I have recently obtained an 1885 Browning in 45-70 (1994 manufacture date). I want to upgrade the factory buckhorn sights to something more useful. 

It looks like the stock is attached via a screw like on many shotguns.   IOWs there is no exposed metal tang so traditional  tang sights won’t work.

In Hawaii gunsmiths are hard to find, so I’d like to mount the sight myself. I plan to use the rifle mostly for recreational shooting.

Any suggestions and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

(BTW Williams WGRS peep sight are no longer in production)

V/R

 

Col. Del Rio

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1 hour ago, Tennessee williams said:

I may be wrong but I think the one without a tang is the b78 and the one with a tang is an 1885.

1885s from that era are similar to the B78 in that they don’t have a tang. At one time Lee Shaver would weld on a short tang to mount the front screw and install a threaded insert into the wood for the back screw. 

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8 hours ago, Straight Arrow Hombre said:

1885s from that era are similar to the B78 in that they don’t have a tang. At one time Lee Shaver would weld on a short tang to mount the front screw and install a threaded insert into the wood for the back screw. 

Did you have to get the traditional hunter for it to have a tang?

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