Browning B92 sights

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Browning B92 sights

#1 Post by vancelw » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:01 pm

I have me new-to-me Browning 92 in .44 Mag that I want to put some different sights on.

I'm thinking of putting a fiber optic (green) front sight and a full buckhorn rear sight. If the full buckhorn doesn't work I may try a Bullseye sight. I want fast acquisition without having huge sights-want to to stay a handy carbine as much as possible,

Do you need a front sight tool to get the front sight off without buggering the gun? If so, what kind of tool.
Any info or link will be appreciated.

Also, if I end up using a bullseye rear sight, do I need to put a taller front sight on?
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Re: Browning B92 sights

#2 Post by Malamute » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:34 pm

You will need a torch, or file to remove the front sight, unless its one of the few with the blade pinned into the base. The sight is silver soldered to the barrel. You could have someone with a mill cut a groove into the base so you could pin a blade into it.
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Re: Browning B92 sights

#3 Post by vancelw » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:45 pm

If that's the case, I'll probably leave the front sight alone and try to paint the bead white or something.

I tried to take a picture to post, but my instamatic camera won't focus for me. I'll have to use my DSL camera later.

The B92 is very similar to my jap Winchester 1892 since they're both made by Mikoru, but the front sight on the Winnie is a regular dovetail. It already has a full buckhorn ladder sight, so I may play with it's configuration some before I screw up my pristine Browning.
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Re: Browning B92 sights

#4 Post by Lawyer Daggit » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:30 pm

'Paint the bead white?'.

Mine has a blade. I wish I could think of a way of getting a fine white 'Ashley' like line on the rear face of the blade.

Suggestions would be appreciated.

(As this is related I am posting this question here, being mindful however that I do not want to hijack vancelw's thread)

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Re: Browning B92 sights

#5 Post by vancelw » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:37 pm

Lawyer Daggit wrote:'Paint the bead white?'.

Mine has a blade. I wish I could think of a way of getting a fine white 'Ashley' like line on the rear face of the blade.

Suggestions would be appreciated.

(As this is related I am posting this question here, being mindful however that I do not want to hijack vancelw's thread)
Conversations normally drift, so it doesn't bother me when threads do.

Yeah, it's not a bead, it's a thin strip of metal. I used oil-based model paint to make it red. I'll see if that helps any. I may put a full buckhorn on the rear sight. If I use it for mule deer my shots will be less than 150 yards for sure and I plan on making them less than 75 yards. I have found that shooting deer from a distance is no longer fun. I like to get them closer to me.
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