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Got these a while back and ended up not using them.

Think they go for $40 plus shipping on Bowens site.

$35 shipped each. Buy two for $65 shipped. Buy all three for $95 shipped.

These are plenty tall and can be used on other guns. I originally bought them for my 10.5” barreled Rugers.

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Are these stainless or carbon steel ?

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Carbon. Sorry.

Here is one I shaped and then cold blued. Fun, rainy day project.


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Thanks Id be interested if they were stainless steel. My single six are all stainless.

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Id like some stainless ones myself. Ive never seen any. Not to say they arent made. Ive just never seen any.

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Joe, would you be kind enough to PM me the measurement of inside the curve of the base to top? (ie, what would be the height above barrel)

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What is the purpose of these sights?

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Joe, would you be kind enough to PM me the measurement of inside the curve of the base to top? (ie, what would be the height above barrel)
I sure will. It will be this evening before I can, but I will get them to you sometime after five.


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What is the purpose of these sights?
Couple things. A lot of times the front sight is too short to get a proper zero. Especially if you shoot long-range, heavy for load bullets and slow powder with a magnum charge.

Sometimes, you just want to different shape sight. Me personally, I do not like the ramp sight Ruger installed on their guns. My eyes do not do well with that style site in the sunlight. I prefer a vertical face on my front sights. Similar to a post, or a Patridge style. These sights allow you to create whatever shape front sight you want.

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Yeah, my local smith put one of these on a 45 Blackhawk for me back in the '80s, looks nice, works perfect, same brand, Bowen. Otherwise I could not get the Ruger on target at 25 yards with the sight that came on the gun.
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