1884 trapdoor buffington sight

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1884 trapdoor buffington sight

Post by milcol » Mon May 14, 2018 5:06 pm

I have an excellent condition 1884 Trapdoor question on the buffington sight the knob will not move I have read somewhere that it may be pinned, how can I tell if it is pinned do I have to remove the sight to find out,I would hate to do any damage to it as it looks like it came straight from the factory.

Mike G
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Re: 1884 trapdoor buffington sight

Post by Mike G » Tue May 15, 2018 8:56 pm

Most likely dryed oil and gunk or rust between the sliding plates. Almost every one I have run across was stiff or did not move. Soak it in Krol or some penrtrating oil for a day or so then try to move the nobs. Can do on the rifle, better to remove it, just two screws .