Thanx, I'll check there. I'm also using a peep so I need the tall front sight. The rifle came with a tall front sight but I'm not sure if it got bent here or if it came that way. If it wasn't so thick, I'd try bending it back...
I got and installed the sight Dinny so graciously sent me and what do you know but it's still canted to the left. It turns out that the front sight hole is drilled slightly off. I assume the previous owner never noticed since he scoped the rifle rather than used it with a peep like I'm doing.
I tried cutting a strip of card stock from a cartridge box and put it under the down hill side of the sight and that made it straight but it also gave a gap on the other side. I'm thinking of filing down the under side of sight to cant it back the other way and use a strip of brass from a cartridge case on the other side. This way I bring up a little on one side and down a little on the other.
I went ahead with my plans to file down the one side of the front sight and shim the other. I think I did a pretty good job taking about .010" off the high side. I made a shim from a cracked .22 Hornet case and put it under the low side and now the sight sticks straight up like it should.
The Hornet case was a bit short so there's a gap at the back of the sight. I might go back later and make a longer shim from some other old cartridge case but it's good enough for now...
I tell you beside the o ring hack for a handi, the best friend for fitting things is HVAC aluminum tape. (Thanks Tim) it's so easy to cut and layer and it's sticky on one side. You may surprised what it can do.
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Handis 223 Superlight, 357 Maxi x 2,
Pardners 410 22''full, 20ga Tamer, 20ga 20' threaded for chokes youth model, Pardner 12ga 18.5 threaded for chokes.
too many numerous ones that have been sold
I'll look into getting some of that aluminum tape. I scrapped the brass shim in favor of a plastic one but I think that HVAC tape would be easier to work with. I'll like to shim it a little more but I was having problems keeping the shim from falling out...
If I'm not happy with the results, I'll have it drilled for a Remington front sight ramp since I have one I took off my .243...
The hole for the front sight leans to the left so you can figure out the joke I was going to make about it.