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Main Discussion Area => Muzzleloaders => Topic started by: Eric Krewson on October 15, 2020, 06:23:20 pm

Title: Making a peep sight
Post by: Eric Krewson on October 15, 2020, 06:23:20 pm
I can't see sights anymore so I tried copying a peep made and sold by Lowell Harrier, I thought it would be a piece of cake, not so.

Here is Lowell's;

(https://i.imgur.com/rpejsGb.jpg)

My first one was too far from my eye.

(https://i.imgur.com/xOZuINl.jpg)

My second one was too sloppy;

(https://i.imgur.com/BowqfEB.jpg)

My third one came out OK after hours of trying to bend everything so my sights would be perfectly lined up when I shouldered the gun and looked through the peep. Of course I will file a nice round finial around the aperture, round and slick the whole thing up then brown it. My sights are fairly clear when I look through the peep.

(https://i.imgur.com/7U6MzsN.jpg)

Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: Hawkdancer on October 16, 2020, 12:09:34 am
Looks good to me!  I seem to have that same sight problem, as in seeing the darn things!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: chamookman on October 16, 2020, 03:01:30 am
Nice  :-M ! Bob
Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: Trapper Rob on October 16, 2020, 12:44:57 pm
That's something I'll have to look into I have a problem seeing my sights also
Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: Eric Krewson on October 20, 2020, 05:31:16 pm
This one actually works, it is the one posted above with all the extra metal, I still have some filing, sanding and rust browning to do.

Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: Eric Krewson on October 27, 2020, 09:08:49 am
Browned, oiled and mounted, ready to try out.   I get a new hip tomorrow so it will be awhile before I will be making smoke.

Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: gifford on October 27, 2020, 09:34:51 am
A new hip tomorrow? Best wishes for your speedy recovery.

My wife's sister had her hip replaced yesterday as out patient surgery. When my wife had her's done 20 years ago it was a week hospital stay. Times change.

Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: Pat B on October 27, 2020, 10:06:21 am
Save your hip bone for a knife handle, Eric.
 Best wishes for your hip surgery and a speedy recovery.  :OK
Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: Hawkdancer on October 27, 2020, 01:45:26 pm
Good luck with the surgery and the recovery!  Do your pt and follows doctors orders!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: Eric Krewson on October 27, 2020, 04:08:06 pm
I couldn't stand it and had to burn a little powder.

The peep works; 50yd, 530 ball, 80gr 2F, 2" bull I pulled the first shot to the left. I tried 3F and 1F, they didn't group as well.

Nice to be able to see the sights again.

Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: mullet on October 29, 2020, 01:07:45 pm
Good shooting and good luck with the hip. It was the best thing I ever did when I had mine replaced. And my Doctor said I couldn't have the bone.
Title: Re: Making a peep sight
Post by: Outbackbob48 on October 29, 2020, 02:50:57 pm
Eddie the guy who made Selway bows got to keep his finger and actually wore the finger bone as a necklace, They said no way he could have the bone, His reply no bone no pay, they gave him the bone, I seen the necklace myself, No BS. Bob