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Re: rear sights

Posted by Ernie Brandt on Saturday, 24 October 2009, at 9:18 p.m., in response to rear sights, posted by herald on Friday, 23 October 2009, at 7:04 p.m.

Harold

I do not understand what pin your talking about.

The 1873 TD has either the "Huckhorn" or "Buffington" type sight. The older "buckhorn sight can be adjusted for windage by sliding the sight "buckhorns" left or right on the slide. If the "buckhorn" is sitting at it's lowest point seated over the pin it will not slide. Pushing the buckhorn forward slightly will allow you to move the buckhorn side to side. With the sight folded down the TD is "zeroed" at about 200 yards from the factory.

If you rifle has the Buffington sight windage adjustments can be made by simply turning the windage screw.

If you take a notion to zero at 100 yards (football field) for most of your hunting, you can change the front sight blade or add a small (1/8th in.) bead to the existing blade.

While the TD with proper loads will bring down anything in North America, the closer the shot the better. Do not count on 200 yard shots to do the job.


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