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Kentucky Long Rifle sights
Hunting and discussion with Muzzle Loaders, Archery and other Primitive weapons
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

I have a Traditions Kentucky Long Rifle that has fixed dovetail sights on it. They are accurate enough to hunt with but I would like to have a fully adjustable sight. I have found what I want to put on. I am wondering how hard is it to swap them out. Is it as simple to tap the old one out of the dovetail and drive the new one in?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

Check the height of the new rear sight and of the original rear sight. If there is much difference at all you may have to also change the front sight to compensate, otherwise there may not be enough adjustment to sight in the rifle.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

I don’t know about the front stuffers but for the pistols I’ve been around some can be problematic !!!

I’ve seen them come out with simple tapping of a punch and others that wouldn’t budge when pounded with a BFH !!!
Those that are stubborn usually require a sight pusher of the proper configuration. (easier on the fingers too....Don’t ask !!!)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

I will have to do front and rear.

Chambered you should know better then to tell me not to ask..... so come on spill it.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

Aren't the dovetails in the barrel sometimes cut fractionally wider on one side, to allow easier insertion/removal of the sights? Seems I was told that somewhere down the line.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

That is an interesting concept. I will have to see if I can research that.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

That is an interesting concept. I will have to see if I can research that.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

Oops, damn satellite is going in and out tonight.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: Dovetails Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger,
You are correct, many dovetails are cut to accept sights that are installed from right to left. Hope this helps. All the best...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:32 am    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

Thanks that will help a lot.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

Thanks Gil! Especially since I'm getting ready to replace the front sight on my SR9 with a Hi-Viz.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

I thought about Hi-Viz also just for the "Old Eyes" factor, but I'm afraid it would ruin the look or the Kentucky Long Rifle.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

I've seen some on traditional smoke poles.....your right...they look out of place!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

I was thinking about a brass front sight to help with the seeing thing.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Kentucky Long Rifle sights Reply with quote

You could use sight paint (or nail polish) during season then take it off!!!

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