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Posted: 9/9/2009 6:00:19 PM EST
I did a search but nothing came up. I started to replace the vials a while back and didnt do it and now I cant find the info. Are the Vial sizes

1.55x5mm

or

1.47x5.5mm

Or would they both work? The 1.55x5mm are about half the price!


Thank's Doug
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 2:10:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2009 2:10:42 PM EST by Liquidmetal]
I went with the 1.47 x 5.5 vials and they worked fine. They were the only ones available at CPF at the time. Can't comment on the 1.55 x 5.
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 7:56:18 PM EST
http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/showthread.php?t=194646

I just replaced mine with a set of the 1.55x5mm vials from Bart. They fit and work great.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:02:24 PM EST
how do you mount them, and any pics of them mounted
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:50:52 PM EST
If you dont have the proper sights there really isnt a way to mount them.

There are small channels that they slide into. I used some RTV to secure the ones on my rifle.

Some yugos came with painted night sights. If thats what you have, glow in the dark paint is probably the simplest solution.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:14:02 AM EST
On Yugos, the painted night sights pre-date the tritium version. Century slaps on either version, you never know what you're going to get. I've even seen them mismatch them on the same rifle, with painted rear sights and tritium fronts, or vice versa.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:00:08 AM EST
my yugo came bead blasted when I got it, on the night sights there were just indentations of where they were. just tiny divits where they were, thats why I wanted to see a pic of them installed. if mine takes painted sights whats a good source for the paint
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:06:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mikegigabyte:
my yugo came bead blasted when I got it, on the night sights there were just indentations of where they were. just tiny divits where they were, thats why I wanted to see a pic of them installed. if mine takes painted sights whats a good source for the paint

http://glowinc.com/detail.aspx?ID=41

I have not used it, but others have with good results.

More info: http://glowinc.com/glow-in-the-dark/gun-sights.aspx
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:13:40 AM EST
thanks, product looks good. now is there a way to fix my front night sight, I guess there must be a wire or spring for the front as mine just flaps around. I can see a pin to push out that must hold a wire or spring. Is there anything to fix that ive never seen a part like that for sale anywhere, or a pic of the part where maybe I can figure out how to make one.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:40:13 PM EST
There is a leaf for the front night sight. It is on the right in this pic:



They pop up on Gunbroker and in the EE from time to time.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:28:37 PM EST
thanks for the pic, now I know what to look for.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:19:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By Liquidmetal:
On Yugos, the painted night sights pre-date the tritium version. Century slaps on either version, you never know what you're going to get. I've even seen them mismatch them on the same rifle, with painted rear sights and tritium fronts, or vice versa.


I know what you mean about the mismatch, My century M70 came with the tritium vial rear and a painted front night sight. I bought a front sight block with the vial from apex, and installed the flip up portion onto my existing front sight block. Replaced those vials, and now im good to go.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 2:21:57 PM EST
Yup, Century did the same thing to me on one of my B1s, tritium rear (still glowing brightly) and painted front. Quick trip over to Gunbroker fixed that.
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