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Beg, borrow, trade, whatever: Mosin-Nagant 1891 (NOT 91/30) front sight

Discussion in 'Parts & Accessories Wanted' started by jayleno, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    at some time in the past 10 days, the front sight from my Mosin 1891 has decided it needed a vacation, and like the rude little piece of metal it's always been, it took off leaving nary a note.

    Rather than wait for the return of the ungrateful little git, I am asking for the help of all you terrific NWFA patrons in securing a replacement for the wayward sight.

    Now, to be fair, the sight was probably lonely, if web searches are to be believed. I've seen several sites that used to have them, but, alas, no longer.

    A bit of description may be in order:
    This is not the hooded sight so commonly found on M44s, M38s, and 91/30s. This is a dovetail based vertical blade whose description I best leave to this page.

    Can anyone help out a guy missing his long, lost front sight?

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    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  3. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    is it this one in this photo
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  4. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Nope, but thanks for trying. It's just a blade without the protective ring.
     
  5. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Sorry, yes. It's the one on the barrel in the photo you posted.
     
  6. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Still looking - help a brother out, eh?
     
  7. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    I've been offered assistance, but still no sight in the end (of my gun.)

    Help, please!
     
  8. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Nor is there an end in sight (or my sights!)

    Bump!
     
  9. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Who's in for another round?
     
  10. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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  11. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Looks like it might - Thanks for the tip. I'll be back here if it's not going to work.
     
  12. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Don't call it a comeback - I've been here for years. And yes, I'm still looking for a site (or, more accurately, a sight!)

    Can anyone say they've seen one - other than on the end of their rifle?

    @Toxic6 - by the time I got to them, they'd sold out. Carp!
     
  13. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Help - I need somebody!
    Help - Not just anybody!
    Won't you please, please help me?

    Still looking for the other end of an 1891 to help give me accuracy. I'd say improve it, but I currently have none - not a bit.
     
  14. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    I'm running out of smart-a$$ things to say, but that does not diminish my need at all - still missing the sight off my Mosin.
     
  15. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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  16. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Bump
     
  17. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    Okay, I'm fairly sure that anyone who has seen this already is now ignoring it, and that's fine - I'll keep bumping it so that the noobs can take a peek.
     
  18. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Never mind. I thought I was on to something but it didn't pan out. Will keep looking.
     
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