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Offline Eric Krewson

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Making a peep sight
« 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;



My first one was too far from my eye.



My second one was too sloppy;



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.




Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #1 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!
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Offline chamookman

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 03:01:30 am »
Nice  :-M ! Bob
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Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #3 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

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #4 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.


Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #5 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.


Offline gifford

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #6 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.


Offline Pat B

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #7 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
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 01:45:26 pm »
Good luck with the surgery and the recovery!  Do your pt and follows doctors orders!
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #9 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.


Offline mullet

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #10 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.
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Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: Making a peep sight
« Reply #11 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