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I have a couple of 1891 Mausers I am playing with. They are nearly a matched pair of those cut down in the 50s and 60s with a poorly bent bolt handle and cut back barrels and stocks.
Now for the questions.
I was thinking of replacing the limited adjustment sights with something a little better looking and friendlier to go with the other all Mauser changes.

1. I am open to suggestions for the front sight.
A. The eared sight on the K31 Swiss looks good and it has windage.

B. The eared sight on the 1904 Portuguese Vergueiro looks ok but has windage by hammer only unless I make a pusher tool.

C. A banded target sight to make these things easy for old eyes to use with an aperture rear.

Are there any other front sights on a military rifle that might look descent on a military mutt. Maybe an M-1, Garand or carbine. Something elegant and sporting looking like a DGR sight or a front sight with ears are examples of what I had in mind.

Now Rear Sight

A. An Oberndorf carbine site like those on the 98/09 Argentine Mauser carbines.

B. A 3 leaved express sight

C. A 2 leaved Winchester carbine sight

D. A Lee-Enfield Number 1 Mk 111 rear sight with windage.

E. A Lee-Enfield L sight with bracket silver brazed to the bridge

F. An Elit or Solderin sight mounted like a Swedish mauser.


These rifles might wind up in any format based on the best barrels I can find. Use of the original barrels at 24" or replacement of the same lenght will leave these as mostly hunting rifles. If I can find long original barrels I might make target rifles just for fun.

I already have M38 Swedish Mauser and 1895 Mauser guts to replace the bolt guts.

Any favorites out there even if they are way outside of my thoughts. At this point I might consider anything that looks solid and is effective - effective mean easy for old eyes to use.
 
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There's a rear aperture for the Swede, also fits a '98, that I believe lays lower on the bridge due to a channel milled across it to accommodate the sight's windage screw fitting below the bridge surface (I think that's what it's for).

Here's a pic, the sight has ears that could be lowered to streamline it a bit Wink

http://216.77.188.54/coDataIma.../1310072MVC-556F.JPG

Neat application, Williams FP-98:

http://i29.photobucket.com/alb...rms/M96LeftSight.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/alb...deM96/P2140016-1.jpg

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I can't really suggest any particular makes, but would definitely go with a peep sight. Even being in bifocals I can hit darn good with a peep and a blade front on my Cadet. I wouldn't suggest using silver brazing on any part of the receiver, use screws. Actually I once experimented with Acraglas Gel to temporarily mount a scope mount on a barrel, like to never got the darn thing off. Goat


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Thanks for the photos. I have seen a lot of Swede sights and the rifles drilled for them but I have never seen that version before.
I guess I need to resign myself to a receiver sight. Maybe I can find something with target knobs - make that two somethings.
 
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I have one of these that I want to put on a '95-


 
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What is that sight called?
The smaller sights that you posted here are all new to me. I would much prefer them to the run of the mill US receiver sight.
 
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TC,
Thanks for reminding me of that site. A place I once worked used the aerospace adhesive FM-1000 to glue porous coated metal substates together for tensile pull tests.
I was thinking about using that stuff to glue those sights on undrilled Mausers. It has a tensile strength of about 6,000 psi.
 
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If it works for cars you can glue it. The quarter panels on the new Camaro are glued on. With a litttle heat they pop right off.
 
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