Winter Project - make a fiberoptic front sight

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Winter Project - make a fiberoptic front sight

#1 Post by AJMD429 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:24 pm

We just got a Puma with the plain 'Patridge' style front sight and I like the Firesights, but didn't want to go to the expense and hassle of redoing the whole sights and so on.

I bought from MidwayUSA a pack of three colors of 0.060" fiberoptic (three 4" pieces for $18 I think).

I started the hole in the front sight with a Dremel and a round burr-type bit, then extended it down the angle of the sight-top and out the front, with a very small (less than 1/16") regular drill bit I have, and gradually used the burr to enlarge it until the fiber was a snug fit. I used a small triangular, then round, file to make a light groove in the top of the angled sight. It works pretty well. I like the green and yellow colors better than the orange, because they glare less. You just use a lighter to heat the ends and they flare out to lock the fiber in place.

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Re: Winter Project - make a fiberoptic front sight

#2 Post by gamekeeper » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:39 pm

Neat idea! :)
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#3 Post by shawn_c992001 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:08 pm

Looks good! Nice idea!
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Re: Winter Project - make a fiberoptic front sight

#4 Post by Old No7 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:15 pm

Very nice!!!

But hey, it ain't wintah yet, what else are you gonna do???

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Re: Winter Project - make a fiberoptic front sight

#5 Post by JReed » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:18 pm

Old No7 wrote:Very nice!!!

But hey, it ain't wintah yet, what else are you gonna do???

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Re: Winter Project - make a fiberoptic front sight

#6 Post by Ysabel Kid » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:54 pm

Very cool! Looking forward to your range report with the new set up on that front site! :D
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Re: Winter Project - make a fiberoptic front sight

#7 Post by J Miller » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:42 pm

That is exactly what I've been semi-looking for. Some time back we were discussing fiber optic sights and I mentioned that all those I've seen had been a round top bead profile. I wanted a post profile. You have just made it.

I'll have to keep you in mind when I get my Marlin D&T'd for receiver sight.
Any way I could work a deal and have you build me one?

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