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#1 Post by KySwiss » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:03 pm

So, I know this has been talked to death and have seen all the reasons why. However, I am interested to hear of possible fixes to this. I know Brownells have their tall sight. I have also seen Liberty tree has German tall sights. Numrich gun parts has 5 different Swedish front sights from 4.5mm to 7.5mm. There is also the possibility of adding a mojo rear sight. I have even heard of taking thin brass strips to build up the original front sight. What would be the best, easiest way to do this? If you went with the Swedish front sight, which size? I used a pair of micro calipers and if I did it right, measured my front post at 5.1mm

I have an M24/47

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#2 Post by Rapidrob » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:16 am

JB Weld built up and then filed down so you find the true height,
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#3 Post by KySwiss » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:48 pm

I know of JB Weld, but have never used it. What type of jb weld would I be looking for?

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#4 Post by Rapidrob » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:57 pm

Quick dry would be the best., Once you find the correct height, buy the barley-corn front sight you need.
You can mold the JB Weld into the shape you want. Wax paper will sometimes help when it is sticky to your fingers.
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#5 Post by KySwiss » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:58 pm

Rapidrob, what do you mean by"barley-corn front sight"

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#6 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:12 am

Barley corn is the term for that type of front sight.
Like rapidrob wrote, use the jb weld, shape it and sight your rifle in. Then figure out which height you need.
I saw this and was going t suggest the Swede front sight as they are sold by height.
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#7 Post by KySwiss » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:26 am

so the jb weld can not be used as a permanent fix? well it fall off eventually?

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#8 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:44 pm

It should stay in place. And if you are good with a file it won't look to bad. Put a sight hood on it when you get it to the height you like and you are good to go.
But a factory sight will look better.
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#9 Post by Curtis762 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:30 pm

How high is it shooting and at what range? My Yugo Mod 98 shoots dead on at 25yds and my Czech Mod 98 is about 3-4" high at 25. To me its not that big of a problem, unless its much higher than that.

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#10 Post by KySwiss » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:47 pm

shooting 54 yugo surplus at 25 yards it was shooting between 3 and 3.5 inches high. At 50 yards it was about 10-11 inches high. Shooting 49 yugo surplus, it was 7 inches high at 50 yards. 49 also had a much tighter group at 50 yards.

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#11 Post by KySwiss » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:34 pm

I added the jb weld and raised the front sight from 5.1mm to 6.6mm.

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#12 Post by Rapidrob » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:18 pm

Cool beans,let us know how it shoots.
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#13 Post by Curtis762 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:41 pm

Looking at some 8mm Mauser ammo trajectory charts, having to assume load, bullet weight and few other factors, if you were dead on at 25yds, you should only be around 1-2" higher at 50yds. I'm curious to why your seeing that big of a change in POI from 25 to 50. I hope it works out for you. I will have to do this test on mine, which also shoots high at 25yds. I haven't had a chance to shoot any farther.

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#14 Post by Ghoulardi » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:20 pm

I was going to suggest using heat shrink tube on the front sight, then trim to the height you need. I did this "fix" on my MOSIN -NAGANT and it works well
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#15 Post by KySwiss » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:27 pm

I have only shoot this rifle twice, only had it for about 2 weeks. I will try to get out again and shot it some more, but just hard on the shoulder with that steel plate.

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