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Globe sight inserts

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:03 am
by X007
I have a wind-age adjustable globe front sight with bubble level on one of my rifles I picked up second hand recently. It came with only one sight card, a post, .058" width.
I am having trouble identifying the make of the sight.
The sight card thickness is .010", very thin slot for it as well.
the height is .510"
The width, under the ears is .450", (the I.D. of the actual sight globe is .450")
These are .050" smaller, I.D., than all my other similar front sight cards. The only markings on the sight is on the bottom of the dovetail base; marked with an "8"... (I removed it to see what I could find).
Can anyone guide me to the maker of this smaller I.D. globe sight, where I can buy different sight cards for it? It looks like all the ones on the market more or less.
Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. The post it has is not the best to use for target work...

Thanks!

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:23 pm
by gunlaker
Can you post a picture of the sight?

Jim at Distant Thunder BPCR makes excellent inserts for a variety of front sights. You can customize all of the dimensions which is really nice. I actually use his inserts on nearly all of my rifles now.

Chris.

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:29 pm
by Lumpy Grits
Yup-gotta see a picture. :wink:
Gary

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 am
by X007
Best I can get on pics. There is a #8 stamped on the base.
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Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:50 am
by gunlaker
It looks like an MVA #112 I think.

Chris.

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:11 am
by Lumpy Grits
Sure does look MVA.
https://montanavintagearms.com/sights/
Ck bottom of page........
Gary

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:02 am
by X007
I have that very MVA globe sight/level with wind-age adjustment on my Shiloh #1 40-70 SS. The I.D. of those MVA globes are .500", This one is .450" and MVA card inserts are too big. Also the slot is cut for a .010" thick insert. The knurled wind-age knob on this one is thinner than the MVA also. I have talked to several folks and no one can identify it. Tough one, with the smaller globe. Appreciate the ideas folks.

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:12 am
by gunlaker
I'll bet that Jim at Distant Thunder BPCR could make you some inserts for it.

Chris.

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:16 pm
by rdnck
That is a Parts Unknown windage adjustable front sight. I have several of them for my rifles. Shoot straight, rdnck.

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:27 pm
by rdnck
Forgot to add--what insert are you looking for? They don't come with a sight card, rather there is a small metal container that has extra inserts in it. Shoot straight, rdnck.

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:15 pm
by Lumpy Grits
rdnck wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:16 pm
That is a Parts Unknown windage adjustable front sight. I have several of them for my rifles. Shoot straight, rdnck.
That makes sense :!:
https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categori ... -DP-SPIRIT

Who has the inserts, as TOTW is out :?:

Gary

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:58 pm
by rdnck
The sight at TOW is made by Pedersoli, NOT Parts Unknown. Not the same sight, not even close. Shoot straight, rdnck.

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:47 pm
by Lumpy Grits
rdnck wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:58 pm
The sight at TOW is made by Pedersoli, NOT Parts Unknown. Not the same sight, not even close. Shoot straight, rdnck.
OK-THANK YOU :!:
Wish I could edit my miss-information. :oops:
G.

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:17 am
by rdnck
So--did the OP come up with the inserts he needs? rdnck

Re: Globe sight inserts

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:17 am
by rdnck
So--did the OP come up with the inserts he needs? rdnck