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Posted by Ernie Brandt on Sunday, 7 June 2009, at 9:24 p.m., in response to Sights,, posted by Josh Deich on Sunday, 7 June 2009, at 4:53 p.m.
The Buffington sight is "zeroed" in at 200 yards at the factory.
If no one has been playing with it, the sight will more than likely be sighted in.
The windage knob is on the front right side of the sight. If the sight in in good operation the knob will turn without much effort. Some Buffington sights will bind up due to age & corrosion. They can be freed up with an anti-rust product. I would not use any tools on the knob without wrapping it in a cloth or thin leather first. The elevation slide knob is evident when you raise the elevator to the upright position. These will also bind but can be freed up as above.
DO NOT try to move the slide while the sight is in the closed position. Also you may have to loosen the front sight screw to make adjustments to windage.
Most Buffington sights will adjust with the screw firmly seated but I have run into ones that will not move unless the front screw is first loosened.
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