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I have a few of each elevation and windage screws that were made, that I'd be willing to sell. Notice the thicker material between the threads and screw head. I believe these will hold up better that the "original" stock ones.

$50 each includes shipping.

PM me if interested.










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NICE!

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John
Those are nicely made and yes they look stronger than factory ones, I do have a question for you, do you know what the size of the bolt is or better yet thread pitch, I cant figure it out but what it looks like is 2-56 ???????, I asked Bruce but he did not know and said I should ask on here, any help would be greatly appreciated
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The issue IMO and my experience is that while making sighting adjustments in order to get the gun sighted the windage screw needed to be backed nearly halfway out of it's shroud in the sight housing.  This allowed for the additional flopping of the blade and thus the breaking of the screw.  I personally think that the blade should be remade with the cylinder stop on the blade centered on the blade so that the windage screw is deep in the housing and free from excess vibrations.  The blade is a pretty precisely made piece however, likely originally made using a metal shaper and not so much a mill.  Finding the right machine shop to make the new ones may prove more difficult as the shapers are not near as common a machine tool these days.

On another note however.  I did call and spoke with Tim Bell at Auto Mag, LTD.  He did say that the new sight is a Kensight and that the elevation screw also screws into the top of the rib and that there is no interchangeability with the old.  At the end of our conversation he turned to someone there in the room with him and said, "put the original sight on our 'to make' parts list".  So at some point maybe there will be new old sights built.

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For those who haven’t seen it, here is an excellent slow-mo video that shows the Auto Mag cycling function, which seems unusually violent. Pay attention to the beating that the rear sight undergoes:

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3-56, and that is just the beginning.  Getting the hex in the top and setting the spring loaded bearing is a real pain!




Originally posted by edkel1 edkel1 wrote:

John
Those are nicely made and yes they look stronger than factory ones, I do have a question for you, do you know what the size of the bolt is or better yet thread pitch, I cant figure it out but what it looks like is 2-56 ???????, I asked Bruce but he did not know and said I should ask on here, any help would be greatly appreciated
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Originally posted by WVWRZ500N WVWRZ500N wrote:

The issue IMO and my experience is that while making sighting adjustments in order to get the gun sighted the windage screw needed to be backed nearly halfway out of it's shroud in the sight housing.  This allowed for the additional flopping of the blade and thus the breaking of the screw.  I personally think that the blade should be remade with the cylinder stop on the blade centered on the blade so that the windage screw is deep in the housing and free from excess vibrations.  The blade is a pretty precisely made piece however, likely originally made using a metal shaper and not so much a mill.  Finding the right machine shop to make the new ones may prove more difficult as the shapers are not near as common a machine tool these days.

On another note however.  I did call and spoke with Tim Bell at Auto Mag, LTD.  He did say that the new sight is a Kensight and that the elevation screw also screws into the top of the rib and that there is no interchangeability with the old.  At the end of our conversation he turned to someone there in the room with him and said, "put the original sight on our 'to make' parts list".  So at some point maybe there will be new old sights built.

Regards,
Bill Wilson
Lee's Summit, MO
816-377-3185



Correct me if i am wrong, but if you have to adjust your rear sight blade over, to the point that the screw head is that far out, i am wondering if you have "bigger problems".  The screw should be fully inside the housing.  Maybe, just a small bit being past square with the outer edge (maybe 0.020" at most?).

Is your rib tight from front to back?  Is your rib "true"?  I am just curious why there would be a need to adjust it that far out?

I am guessing that once set it, you shouldn't have to adjust at all.  Elevation yes maybe, but not necessarily windage.  Unless you are pushing those rounds to long distances from a bench rest?
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John
I found someone that has that bolt but never had the detent balls and spring installed so I passed on that idea
yes that looks light a nightmare job, thanks for the pitch on that bolt
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Actually installing the spring and ball is pretty easy,,,

Cutting such small threads, thats the hard part.
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Just an FYI...

I'm glad that I could help the folks that needed / wanted spares.

At this time I am not looking to sell anymore.  The few I have left I'd like to keep for myself.

If I am able to get anymore, I will update this post / thread.

Thanks to all and Happy New Year!  Let's see more "eye candy" being posted, and range-time picts too?!?!

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Originally posted by Luvz2Shoot Luvz2Shoot wrote:

I have a few of each elevation and windage screws that were made, that I'd be willing to sell. Notice the thicker material between the threads and screw head. I believe these will hold up better that the "original" stock ones.
$50 each includes shipping.

PM me if interested.










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