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rotating front sight
January 16, 2019
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Hello , Can anyone identify this 3 leaf rotating front sight ? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced .  Acre5

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January 16, 2019
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Thats a King triple bead front. A #1 has a 1/16" beads and the #2 has a 3/32" beads. The beads were ivory, gold and black. I got a few of them along with a bunch of sights at auction  and sold them off along with any other non Winchester sight.

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January 17, 2019
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1873man said
Thats a King triple bead front. A #1 has a 1/16" beads and the #2 has a 3/32" beads. The beads were ivory, gold and black. I got a few of them along with a bunch of sights at auction  and sold them off along with any other non Winchester sight.

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Bob, I have one of these sights that is missing the ivory bead.  Any idea where one could be found or made?

January 17, 2019
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Chuck,

If it was mine I would make one out of a white plastic. Just turn it on a lathe.

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1873man said
Chuck,

If it was mine I would make one out of a white plastic. Just turn it on a lathe.

Bob  

Now I just need to find someone with a lathe.  Was hoping someone knows how to make a round ball that I could do easily.

January 18, 2019
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The beads in the sights were not round balls, they were a cylinder shape with a section turned small in diameter which slide into the sight and then they dimpled the the sight with a punch, pinching the bead in it.

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1873man said
The beads in the sights were not round balls, they were a cylinder shape with a section turned small in diameter which slide into the sight and then they dimpled the the sight with a punch, pinching the bead in it.

Bob  

Thanks Bob.  I have an 1890 solid frame that has this sight on it.  I know it is not factory correct but I still want to fix it.

January 22, 2019
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There is one on Ebay now.

King triple

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January 22, 2019
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Chuck said

Bob, I have one of these sights that is missing the ivory bead.  Any idea where one could be found or made?  

An Ebay seller used to sell original ivory post beads from the Winchester custom shop in lots of 5.  I have used them to replace missing beads in Marbles No.3 front sights.

I don't know if he's offering them anymore but his Ebay profile page is here.

https://www.ebay.com/usr/flyrodmc

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