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Posted: 8/24/2010 8:10:15 PM EDT
Have any of you ever put an adjustable rear sight on a Colt open top & a front sight to match the highth of it? If you did, do you mind telling how you did it?
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 6:10:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2010 6:13:33 PM EDT by Alazakla]
Not enough "meat" on the recoil shield/frame rear for adj rear sights. But....on the front the trick is to get rid of the bead, and have a taller sight dovetailed into the barrel. A really good gunsmith, Nate Kiowa Jones in Orange TX, does this.

Steve's Gunz

You might also check into getting the hardened firing pins put in - the sorta soft originals have a tendency to peen after a while. Mine did.
I shoot a pair of OTs in .38, 4.75" barrels, with nothing but BP cartridges!
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 7:11:25 PM EDT
thanks for the informant reply. I think I`m just going to install a universal picatinny rail on the barrel that wiil extend back over the cylinder & mount the sights (front & rear) to it. I have 3 B&C open tops, so one will be my exspeimental one.
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 3:56:38 AM EDT
Now that I didn't think of...pix required when done!
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 9:46:56 AM EDT
I will post pic when I get it done, but will be awhile as I got to get my sh%$t together before starting the project.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 7:58:27 PM EDT
I really want to see a caplock revolver with a rail!

Link Posted: 8/31/2010 8:46:13 PM EDT
you will when it`s finished. couple or 3 weeks if everything goes right. Trying to get hold of a friend of mine to drill & tap the barrel.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 7:01:29 PM EDT
it seems really functional... but... sorta sacrilegious....
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 7:12:38 AM EDT
It`s not like I`m doing this to an oridgeble, it`s a 1851 replica & they are a dime a dozen
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 12:08:13 PM EDT
I've removed the original brass stump...installed a taller front bead..and filed the hammer notch to sight these in.

For as cheesy as the Colt style repro's I've owned were...they do tend to shoot nice.
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