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Posted: 7/17/2003 12:25:55 PM EDT

Can anyone tell me how to drill and tap for shotgun bead sights. This would be for a plain barreled gun, not vent-rib. I'm considering trimming some barrel off a single- shot gun and I want to keep the bead. Would it be better just to try a snap-on or glue-on sight? Any links or information is appreciated.

Thanks,
-GH
Link Posted: 7/18/2003 8:22:01 AM EDT
First off, do you have a drill press?

Have you ever drilled and tapped anything before?

If you answered "no" to the first two questions, you would be better off taking your barrel to a gunsmith or someone with a drill press and expierence in drilling and tapping hole in metal.
Link Posted: 7/18/2003 8:30:36 AM EDT
i love my true glow sights.
much better than a gold bead!
Link Posted: 7/18/2003 9:36:21 AM EDT
Rambosky's right. Plus, it's very easy to get it off center. You need someone else to blaim if that happens.

The Threads on the beads are either 6-48 or 3-56. These are not standard thread sizes, so you would have to pay for the tap, drill bit and shipping.

Just pay the starving ole gunsmith the $20 he's gonna charge and be done with it.

Lee
The Arms Room
(another starving - but not so old - gunsmith)
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