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Old 01-25-2014, 11:23 AM
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Buck Mark octagon barrel front sights?



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I would like something more than the plain iron sight on the front of an octagon if possible. I've seen a post on here that someone saw one in their LGS, but I haven't seen any actual photos of 6.5" octagons with anything but a plain front sight.

Can someone with a 6.5" octagon barrel measure the width across the flats? I'm just wondering how it compares to the Camper bull barrel diameter. If they're the same, sight options might be similar (maybe have to flatten the sight base or something, not a big deal).

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Old 01-25-2014, 06:38 PM
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That's a good question, I'm picking up my new Octagon barreled Buck Mark Tuesday, I've already ordered a set of Williams Fire Sights, didn't even really think about the fact that those sight will be slightly rounded on the bottom. May have to sand them down slightly to flatten them out, hopefully that want shorten them up too much, will let you know how it goes.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:41 PM
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What's the worst that can happen? It's sighted in for 200 yards?
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:12 AM
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What's the worst that can happen? It's sighted in for 200 yards?
I guess worst case is that I have to break out the tin snips and a Coke can and make a couple of shims.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:31 PM
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Called Browning customer service today and they said the stainless octagon barrels were never made with Truglo sights. I found a pic of one with regular sights where the serial number could be read, and the guy went to the product manager and had him look it up.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:33 PM
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Got my Octagon Buck Mark today, the Fire Sights also arrived. I filed the bottom flat and installed the front sight, The Fire Sights are just a tiny bit wider than the flat part of the barrel, they over hang just slightly, not enough to bother me. If you were really good with a file you could probably make them form fitting. I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:25 PM
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here are a few pictures of the Fire Sights on the Octagon Barrel

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Old 01-29-2014, 02:26 PM
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:54 PM
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dmakley:

Did you have to use any shim under the front sight or is there enough adjustment in the rear sight to compensate for the amount you filed off the front sight? I am thinking about putting the same sights on my octagon barrel.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:49 AM
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Even after filing the front sight flat it is still slightly taller than the original front sight. I'm going to shoot it for the first time this afternoon, so we'll see how it does, but I could actually file a little more material off if needed.
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Old 02-01-2014, 02:18 PM
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Went to the range this afternoon to try out the modified Fire Sight, it worked great! A really nice upgrade for this Buck Mark.





Here is a 20 shot group off hand at 15 yards, that's pretty good for me!
I think she's ready for her first Steel Challenge next weekend.

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Old 02-01-2014, 09:32 PM
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Looks nice! I have two questions, though: which rear sight did you use, and does anyone have a caliper to measure the height of the front sight?

Marble make a flat bottom ramp which can then take fiber optic, gold bead, or ivory bead insets. I would need to know which height to get, though.


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