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Old 09-03-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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Default Tall Mauser Front Sight Blade Review

Hello,

A lot of folks were wanting me to make a tall Mauser blade. I kept trying to find time -- but honestly the Mosin-Nagant sights are consuming all my time.

I recently got a Gewehr 88 that shot a foot high at 50 yards. Not liking this, I set out on an internet quest to find a fix. There were suggestions of building up a sight with epoxy and bringing it down, but this is not durable enough for my tastes. I was about ready to soft solder a stock Mauser sight and use that, but then I came across a sight blank at Brownell's.



Though it requires filing to fit and to sight in, it does do the job, and for less expensively than I could have produced it.

It's light but seems durable. The one I received is steel with a phosphate finish.



I fitted mine, and after filing it down to hit 1" high at 50 with 150grn light loads, gave it a barleycorn profile, then sharpened it with a carbide knife sharpener before smoothing and bluing it. (I might make it sharper -- we will see).

I highly recommend this sight. At $14.99, it's a bargain and should fit all Mausers as well as the Gewehr 88 Commission rifle (the one that ran me $37.50 -- just had to throw that in for you-know-who-you-all-are!)

I'm writing a positive review on Brownell's website, as well.

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Josh

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Sarco sells a front sight blade in different hights. They are listed under Swede's but fit other Mausers as well. For 8" high at 100 yards a +1.5 works very well.

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Hello,

Sounds like one I'd like to try too.

I prefer a COM hold. I went to look it up on their website but don't see a pic or anything. Is it listed anywhere with a pic?

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Go to the Sarco site. Here is a link to the page. Mauser Rifle Parts
This is the part number. MSR283
Since they have opened in Pa, and now have E-sarco You need to call. Not everything is on E-sarco yet. They are a blade front sight. Makes it easier for more precise shootong overall. Big step up from the inverted V.

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