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Pedersoli Tang Sights

Post by mrhunterken » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:19 pm

OK, so I picked up my Shiloh .45-110, I also grabbed a Pedersoli 74 in .45/70 30" Heavy Octagon Barrel, real pretty. It was just sittin there cryin for a home. :cry: :cry: I turned my back to walk away, and I don't know what happened :? :? , next thing I remember it was, it was in the back of my truck on the way home!! Anyway upon my post buy cleaning, I realized the tang sight, which is also a Pedersoli Mid Range, will only fold to the forward position, Very inconvenient for swabbing between shot strings. I tried flipping the base, but then my sights didn't line up at all. All cleaning needs to be done from the muzzle. Does anyone have a fix for this, or do I need to buy a better rear sight. For now I can only shoot smokeless, and for that, I have other 45/70's. I would also like to switch out the front globe for a better one, I'm I correct in thinking, they use metric dovetails. If I contact a company like MVA, can they work it out?
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Re: Pedersoli Tang Sights

Post by gunlaker » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:16 am

My first Shiloh had a Pedersoli tang sight on it for a while. Blasphemy, I know :-)

I remember having the same problem as you, but I was able to fiddle with the adjustment screw on the leaf spring that holds the sight staff upright. After that I was able to rotate it backwards and clean from the breech. I don't remember exactly what I did, or whether I rotated the sight base, but I did make it work. Ultimately I got rid of the sight and switched to an MVA which is much nicer.

I'll bet that MVA can cut a sight for any dovetail. If not, it's very likely that Jim at Distant Thunder can make you a front sight. I have one of his and am very happy with it. I think it has a few features that make it a better front sight than the MVA.

Chris.

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Re: Pedersoli Tang Sights

Post by montana_charlie » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:10 am

mrhunterken wroteCOLONI would also like to switch out the front globe for a better one, I'm I correct in thinking, they use metric dovetails.
A sight with a 3/8-inch dovetail (.378") will fit your Pedersoli.

If it is at all loose, a shim (under the bottom of the dovetail) as thin as Scotch tape is sometimes enough to snug it up.
A small rectangle cut from an aluminum Coke can is about 5 thousandths ... if you need something that thick.

I would surely go with various kinds of shim material before following advice to 'peen' anything with a hammer and punch.

As it happens, I am reading your post and it makes me remember a sight I saw on eBay in the last couple of days.
I remember it because it is the same as mine ... except that mine is color cased instead of blue.

It's a twenty dollar bill less that the most similar MVA sight, and it has a double handful of inserts with it.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/C-Sharp-Arms-Gl ... Sw8oFXzgvF

The maker is Smith Enterpise, which has a fine reputation for gun parts.
Retired...twice. Now, just raisin' cows and livin' on borrowed time.

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Re: Pedersoli Tang Sights

Post by mrhunterken » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:49 pm

Again, Thanks Montana, I don't plan on taking a hammer of any sort to my rifle to peen or not. Montana, you find some great stuff on E-Bay, and right now so have I. Just won a bunch of casting stuff and a .50 cal adjustable Brooks mould. I have gone way over my spending limit on toys this month and need to tone down a little bit. After all, it's going to be Santa season real soon, and need to spend money on some frivolous stuff for the other half :wink:. But I have enough casting to do to keep me busy for awhile. Just got done melting down about 200 lbs. of lead for casting bullets.
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