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changing rear sight on Browning Blr

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by mipjohn, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. mipjohn

    mipjohn East county PDX New Member

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    Does anybody have any ideas on how I might put a cloverleaf or semi buckhorn rear sight on my Browning Blr. Browning does not have anything available.
    I have a Browning 1895 30-06 which has a rear sight which is described as either a cloverleaf or semi buckhorn rear sight. I prefer this type sight to the one I have on my newer browning blr .308 take down. the sight on the new blr is a flat bar with a notch in it.
    I find the clover leaf type sight faster to acquire. Change is hard.
    I would appreciate any constructive suggestions.

    thanks
     
  2. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I know what you mean, those stock sights are horrible.

    Go to brownells.com and search for buckhorn and a few sights will pop up..
    Tap the old sight out with a delrin or brass flat face punch and install the same way.
     
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  3. mipjohn

    mipjohn East county PDX New Member

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    thanks for the tip. The sight on the new blr is screwed on not dovetailed but I will look at brownells. Might be easier than I thought
     
  4. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    It would be pretty easy to cut a dovetail in there!