ONE OF OUR TOP SELLING SIGHTS
Does not require modification to your rifle. Generally works with the factory front sight (No guarantee but that is the norm)
This sight is becoming one of our most popular selling sights due to the fact it can be mounted on almost any rifle with a dovetail cut in the barrel.
The Barrel Mounted Dovetail sight looks great on modern and antique rifles alike. For example: This sight is “amazing” on the Ruger 10/22.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN APERTURE THAT “LOOKS RIGHT” ON ALMOST ANY RIFLE AND MOUNTS WITHOUT DRILLING AND TAPPING OR OTHER ALTERATIONS? THIS SIGHT LOOKS AND WORKS GREAT ON WINCHESTER 94, 92, 86 AND ALMOST ANY OTHER WINCHESTER WITH A BARREL DOVETAILED FOR A REAR SIGHT.
The barrel mount is .400″ from bottom of dovetail to center of Aperture at the lowest setting. Aperture center is approx. .300″ above the top of the barrel. IF this measurement is close to the height of your current “notch” sight, then the barrel mount will most likely work with your factory front sight.
THIS SIGHT SHIPS WITH A .125″ (Large) APERTURE INSTALLED
The dovetail mounted sight is designed to replace the factory barrel mounted sight on any rifle with a .375 (most rifles) or .390 (Rossi) inch dovetail. It works with most factory front sights and provides both windage and elevation adjustments. The removeable .125″ aperture can be removed and the sight then becomes a .200” ghost ring. Other sizes are available on our Apertures page. The sight is 1 7/8” long and is secured in the dovetail with a set screw.
Barrel Dovetail sight installation instructions
The dovetail may be a few thousandths larger than the slot it should fit. If you cannot start the sight by pushing it into the slot it may be necessary to use a small TRIANGULAR FILE to remove a small amount of metal before the sight will fit.
Gently radius the corner of the the dovetail to match the radius on the corner of the dovetail slot as a first step. When you file, only file on one of the sloped surfaces. Do not remove metal from the bottom of the dovetail.
Use a BRASS PUNCH or hardwood dowel drive the sight to the center of the barrel.
Tighten the set screw which will secure the sight on the barrel.
Adjusting the sight
The peep is adjusted for elevation by turning it on its threaded shaft. It is secured by a set screw on the left side of the sight.
The aperture can be removed and turned in from either side of the peep.
Windage is adjusted by moving the sight in its dovetail slot.