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Re: 1873 rear sight

Posted by Fred on Tuesday, 29 June 2010, at 8:32 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 rear sight, posted by Fred on Tuesday, 29 June 2010, at 8:25 p.m.

If you're shooting a rifle that was made before the 500 grain bullet or the Buffington sight was designed, you's be better off just using the sight that's on the rifle and adjusting the buckhorn (1879) sight for drift or windage, whatever is needed to keep the bullet on target. Buckhorn sights are able to be adjusted lateraly. early 1873's are not. If you've got an early rifle that has the very early 1873 sight that isn't adjustable. no big deal, just do what the soldiers did and use Kentucky Windage adjustments. That's what makes shooting these old rifles such a challenge!


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