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allstarbud111 07-08-2014 05:28 AM

Browning 92 44 mag. shooting 6 inches high
Acquired my grandpa's Browning model 92 44 mag, after his passing, and I need some suggestions on the best option to get this nice little brush gun zeroed in. I don't think he had any problem over the years, I remember shooting it his last hunting season, it seemed fine. Although I know he bought some reduced recoil rounds.
Before last deer season I had the gun disassembled, cleaned, re-blued. Bought new ammo,(believe Remington sp 240 gr.?) Better send some down range, make sure it's on.(had the sight ramp on the same notch that it was in the past) Couldn't even hit paper at 50 yrds.About 9 inches high at 25 yrds. Had to take the ramp completely out to even hit paper at 50. Still too high at 25. Has anyone had this problem? The barrel/ tube band had to be replaced ,I think he had to use one for a Marlin. But everything looks fine as far as I can tell pertaining to the work that was done.The rear sight is still to high, plus it doesn't feel natural to me acquiring the target quickly with it completely down on the barrel. The front sight is to low but it's attached (welded? )to the barrel, with the band directly behind it. Different maybe heavier loads? Any ideas?

Hookeye 07-08-2014 06:27 AM

Did they put on a shorter front sight after rebluing?

danf_fl 07-08-2014 09:03 AM

The front sight is too short.
There are front sight calculators out there (I think Brownells has one too).

hiwall 07-08-2014 02:04 PM

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The front sight has a small blade pinned in place on that model if I remember correctly. A simple replacement can be easily made or you can likely find a replacement (but make sure it's taller). Here is a sample pic of the blade out of the gun.

allstarbud111 07-10-2014 05:18 AM

Thanks for responding. I'll try to get some pictures on here, but it's a different sight more like a block base within a bead on top . Can't really tell how it's attached to the barrel. I should've posted pics from the start . Please check back with me.

tonydewar 07-10-2014 12:38 PM

aim lower or back up

allstarbud111 07-11-2014 05:43 PM

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Here are pics of the front sight.

hiwall 07-11-2014 06:28 PM

look very close on the sides of that sight. you should be able to see the pin that holds the blade in place.

allstarbud111 07-11-2014 11:05 PM

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It makes complete sense, but this must be a different setup. The base and the "blade "appear to be one. No pin . Took a closer pic so you don't think I'm nuts or blind one,

John_Deer 07-11-2014 11:49 PM

You are supposed to be able to change the sight on a Browning rifle. In fact, all the older Browning rifles I have owned came with 3 different sights with different sized beads. The sight on that gun does not appear to be a Browning sight.

This is your standard Browning front sight. All Browning rifles I have owned from a 22lr to a 30/06 BAR had a similar sight. The sight might have had white bead instead of brass bead but they all were similar.

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