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1967 Buffalo Bill rifle Front Dovetail size
September 28, 2013
7:12 pm
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So I have a Buffalo Bill rifle I want to put some nicer sights on (Montana Vintage Arms Combination and a Williams FP 94/36 TK)

So I was wondering if there is a std dovetail size for the front sight dovetail on these rifles? or if I should go to the effort of trying to measure the existing sight. (did that and it looks like I will have to take it out to get an accurate measurement)

The rear sight dovetail is going to get a bubble level.

On a different not any know if Williams Peep sights come with the proper mounting screws? The rifle is factory drilled for a Peep.

September 28, 2013
11:18 pm
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The front dovetail ( And rear) is a standard 3/8 dove tail. generally the standard North American size. often filing to fit is required . this is easy to fit , remove from the bottom of the sight if too tight to drift sideways The Williams FP-94/36 will fit right on with screws supplied and is worth the few bucks more than the 5D series sight( Better adjustments). I assume your new front sight takes aperture inserts. It will make a nice shooter, as many Commemeratives make good cheap accurate shooters ( especially the heavier 26 Octagon models )


September 29, 2013
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I bought this rifle specifically as a shooter. It had been previously shot and had a fair amount of closet wear but still in very nice condition for something to take out hunting once in a while.

The front sight I’m going to use will be a Montana Vintage Arms Combination sight a copy of the old Lyman #5

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Thanks for the help I really want to have the new sights in hand before I go beating the originals out of place.

I’m a very experienced home machinist (I was a member of the Knifemakers Guild) so if I need to adjust anything it will be within my skill set.

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