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#12029893 - 05/13/17 Re: Copper penny front sights [Re: JoeMartin]  
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Back when I was a kid, I had an Australian half penny. It was copper and about the size of a half dollar. Don't know what ever happened to it, but a person could have made a fine sight using it. miles


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#12030449 - 05/13/17 Re: Copper penny front sights [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Thanks for the idea. Need to make a slightly larger brighter site for my rifle. Got a "Mercury" dime 1944 just waiting to be used.

#12035060 - 05/16/17 Re: Copper penny front sights [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Sharpsguy made one for my Sharps and it works great.


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#12074631 - 06/06/17 Re: Copper penny front sights [Re: jorgeI]  
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Originally Posted by jorgeI
Sharpsguy made one for my Sharps and it works great.


Bill also made me one however I had to take a Swiss file to mine and give it a slight taper due to my shooting specks which made it look like a 2x4 way out there. grin


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#12143132 - 07/12/17 Re: Copper penny front sights [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Great Thread guys. You just gave me some really good ideas.
Thanks, O.R.

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#12219612 - 08/20/17 Re: Copper penny front sights [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Silver may look pretty but when light hits it the sight picture may jump around quite a bit. Notice that most of the old Marbles and similar sights had copper/bronze beads . Those ole dead guys knew. Copper!!!! And an Indian head looks best.

#12280952 - 09/19/17 Re: Copper penny front sights [Re: RWE]  
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I've a front sight taken off an 1893 Marlin that fits the sandwich description but it appears to be a factory sight. That or someone was good!

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