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Rare 62b Unicorn Sighting!!!
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Looking around for possible used 62 b parts, on the web. FYI, I did discover that, Phoenix Weaponry, is making a replica 62 b tang sight for $350.00!  I’ve never seen a replica 62 b being made anywhere before this! It shows their tang mounting screw being a 10/32 Fillister type screw, which I thought sounded good, but I checked a screw that was with my sights, and it has 36 threads per inch. So I’ll need to verify more on this as I move fore ward!Smile

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A few Pics! The side view shows the pin/no screw!

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The bottom sight is the one that is pinned! If you look at the base of that sight, it’s slightly different than the top two! It’s really the only difference that I can see, as they all have the same patent date of June 14, 1881, as their supposed to have. Does anybody see any reason why I shouldn’t cut that pin out carefully, and replace it with the correct screw, even if it’s an aftermarket screw? They all seem to have the same measurements, and I’m pretty confident that their all Original, 62 b’s! Thanks!

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Still wondering what other models the made this sight for?  I am positive I’ve never seen on on any rifle other than a M1873.

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For the rear stud I’ve that very same thing but I use a long screw and cut the head off and you still have enough length to chuck it in a lath.

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1873man said
For the rear stud I’ve that very same thing but I use a long screw and cut the head off and you still have enough length to chuck it in a lath.

Bob  

Bob,

Those are my plans, as I think that’s the easiest way!

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1873man said
For the rear stud I’ve that very same thing but I use a long screw and cut the head off and you still have enough length to chuck it in a lath.

Bob  

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Still wondering what other models the made this sight for?  I am positive I’ve never seen on on any rifle other than a M1873.  

Steve,

I agree. I’ve only heard of it and seen it on the 73 also! I have read in the past where it was considered for the S.S. but I’ve never seen it on one!

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Limestone,

I just looked at your pictures and the top 2 sights use the fancy curled spring which is hard to make and you will need another to copy the shape and get the length right otherwise the sight will not stand at the correct angle. Also if you look at those 2 sights you will see the threaded bushing in the upper staff is placed above another hole which is plugged and when you remove the thumb screw you will see another zero mark on the upper staff. All of the 62b’sthat have the curled spring are made that way. My only thought is they were made for a gun that needed a taller sight but never sold so they were modified to be sold for the 73.

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Bob,

I see what your describing, and I understand, now why those bases have additional steel machined out, as to accommodate the different curled, difficult to re produce, spring! Your pics also help to describe what your saying, as far as the comparison of the two different styles. I do see the additional zero, that you also mentioned! I really appreciate all the additional information!

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Limestone,

I have a screw in a junk sight that has been in my part box for a while. Its been drilled and modified but the screw is good. $50

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Thanks Bob,

I sent you an Email!

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If that’s the correct screw, I will take it! I was able to carefully drill out, and remove the pin that was in the pivot hole where the screw goes, and I chased the threads with a tap, and placed one of the other screws in the hole, and all’s well !   As long as you have the proper screw, I won’t have to make one up, or create one! This way it’s closer to Original! Thanks Bob.Smile

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Thanks Again Bob. I got the package today, with the screw enclosed, and I’m very pleased!Smile

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I wasn’t going to do anything with that sight and I’m glad it will work for you.

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