Browning 92 44 mag. shooting 6 inches high

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by allstarbud111, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. allstarbud111

    allstarbud111 New Member

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    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?
     
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  2. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    Did they put on a shorter front sight after rebluing?
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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

    hiwall Active Member

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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.
     

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  5. allstarbud111

    allstarbud111 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. tonydewar

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    aim lower or back up
     
  7. allstarbud111

    allstarbud111 New Member

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    Here are pics of the front sight.
     

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  8. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    look very close on the sides of that sight. you should be able to see the pin that holds the blade in place.
     
  9. allstarbud111

    allstarbud111 New Member

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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,
     

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  10. John_Deer

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    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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  11. hiwall

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    allstar I agree it looks like you are right. I looked at a Browning parts list and it said 'front sight assembly'. That front sight is 'hard' soldered to the barrel. It could still be a three piece sight because after they are polished and blued it can be very hard to tell but like I said your pics make it look like a one piece unit. Here is that schematic if you want it (owner's manual).

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...c56arUUGdydNkKRPGiTlmTw&bvm=bv.70810081,d.dGc
     
  12. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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    may need to adjust or relearn your sight picture
     
  13. John_Deer

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    It says in the owners manual that the front sight is soldered with silver solder on the 44 mag models. The text regarding the front sight is on page 5.

    That is really unusual for a Browning. Then again Browning has slapped their name on all sorts of stuff from cheesy pocket knives to coats.
     
  14. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I did a quick check on Google and it looks like it is a common problem. I would take it to a gunsmith and see if he could modify the front sight either by milling a slot or attaching a riser.
     
  15. hiwall

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    Either would be a pretty easy job.
     
  16. allstarbud111

    allstarbud111 New Member

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    I'm going to do just that. Thanks for all the input guys,doing the homework for me. At least I'm pointed in the right direction now. Let you know how it goes.