Paint front blade sight on a winchester 94AE ??

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Gh0zt36, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    I got the scope mount / rins that have the wideview lower coming so you can mount a scope AND goto the irons with no adjustment.

    So first I have a cheap tasco world class 3-9x50 for it ( rings havnt got here yet ) This a decent beater scope for a .30-30? Anyone have experience? I didn't know if it would hold zero on a .30-30

    And next I got these http://www.amazon.com/Wideview-Scop...id=1374046051&sr=8-1&keywords=winchester+94ae

    15 bucks shipped. And people seemed to be happy with them in the reviews cept a couple folks. But these irons are dark as night . Anyone ever painted blade sights? Does it really help in low light? I was thinking bout trying some neon green glow in the dark nail polish for a poor mans night sight. What do you folks think?
     
  2. cblowe13

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    I've heard that the taco scopes will hold up for .22's and such. With that said I'm not to sure if it will hold zero. You can paint your iron sight, IMO I would paint it white. I did the same thing and painted the sight neon green and couldn't see it outside hardly. I might would even try red.
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a fan of really high see-through rings. They seem to take my head too high off the stock to get a good cheek weld.

    The World Class line if scopes should do alright on a .30-30. Many were sold along with Winchester and Marlin .30-30 rifles as rifle/scope packages.

    You can paint the sights. I recommend only painting the front, and going with fluorescent orange, because it doesn't occur in nature.
     
  4. Doc3402

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    For a few years we ordered our engines painted that raunchy green color. Firefighter injuries went up, so as soon as we could write them off, we went back to red. People couldn't see the green as well as they could see the red. That's not to say they will always see that big red truck with the really bright flashing red lights, but the injuries did drop after the color change.
     
  5. cblowe13

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    With the sun beaming on an orange sight I believe it wouldn't be to visible.
     
  6. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Why not? If the sun is behind you it is still adding the same sunlight that reflects off that bright orange paint. If you are pointing into the sun, the orange may not show up, but you get a silhouette effect instead, which makes the sight visible.

    I'm recommending orange based off of what I've seen. Trijicon recently released a new line of night sights that have an orange ring around the tritium capsule. A guy at a practical pistol shoot had one of these sights. I asked him about it because I could see his front sight from behind the firing line. Broad daylight in Florida.
     
  7. cblowe13

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    That sounds pretty neat. I haven't seen those yet. I bet they are pretty sweet night sights. Just thinking about the sun if its in your eyes and looking into a target seems like it would throw me off. Ill have to look into those for the xd thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Doc3402

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    S&W default sight inserts are orange. Knowing S&W I would guess there is a reason for that. Could it be that it is the best choice for all light conditions? I second your recommendation.
     
  9. Gh0zt36

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    Thanks for the ideas fellers. I never took into account cheek weld with these rings. I guess we'll have to see how she runs if they dont work my alternnate sight will be a wild west AO gh0zt sight or a lyman peeper. I read some guy was hitting paper plates @ 350 yards with a lyman . And that's pretty impressive for a .30-30 either way I love this rifle. Somethin about an old lever gun makes me smile . I put a couple rds through it already and that gun will put a smile ear to ear on your face and a " awwwww yeaaaa " shortly following
     
  10. hiwall

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    pretty hard to beat fiber optic front sights. they are impressive.
     
  11. Gh0zt36

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    I was thinking about that but correct me if I'm wrong . I looked at the front stock sight and it seems to be welded on ?? I dunno if I want to cut a sight off. even if a pro does it :/ I'd like to keep this as un frankenchestered as possible.
     
  12. SSGN_Doc

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    The front sight post should be dovetailed in place, and should be able to be drifted out of the dovetail, and a new sight drifted into it's place. If you wanted to go that route.
     
  13. Gh0zt36

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    Thanks doc. In that case I may look into that . I love williams firesights. That would be awesome to get one of those guys on there if the sight is dove tailed .

    Bummer. Doesn't look dove tailed to me.
     

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  14. rferguson61

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    Yes it is. Take a punch and put it on the side of the front sight and tap it towards the left side of the barrel
     
  15. Gh0zt36

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    Ok , I'll take your word for it . Although Im not seeing a seam on either side that does not mean it's not there. Is this something I can attempt myself? Or best to let a smith do it ?
    ( sorry for the noob question )
     
  16. Gonzilla

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    Note - I drifted out the front sight of my Rossi 22 pump but it was not the std dovetail so no marbles replacement w fit.
     
  17. hiwall

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    If you want to change that front sight, it is much, much easier if you put the barrel in a vise. The sights usually go in and out the same side as the gun ejects. Once the sight is out measure the overall height of the sight to know which one to order for replacement. The sight on yours is around .50" I think.
     
  18. Gh0zt36

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    Yea there is def no dovetail on this sight. Everything I read about the early model 94 angle eject is saying the front sight is soldered on and that is consistant with what im seeing. That being the case am I stuck with the stock sight or ? Theres absolutely no way id attempt soldering myself. Im not that good to begin with never mind taking the chance of ruining the bluing.
     

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  19. hiwall

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    Take it to a gunsmith. It IS dovetailed on.
     
  20. mountainman13

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    Not busting your balls here.
    I am a gunsmith.
    The sight is dovetailed. To a trained eye it is blatantly obvious. Based solely on your apprehension you should bring it to a gunsmith.
    When in doubt, contract it out.