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Beach Combination Front Sight
Nov 14th, 2011 at 1:37pm
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Have a sad old #2 Ballard that can be restored with a great deal of effort, .32 Long must be relined - ok outside no deep pits, no stocks, DSTs work but need to be rebuilt, hammer needs to be bushed and the extractor is missing. Rear sight trashed and the front sight is a Beach combination with most of the globe cut away and the pinhead missing. Could someone measure the outside diameter of the globe on their Beach front to give me a number to work to? If anyone has any parts (rear sight, hammer and/or extractor) for sale shoot me a PM. Thanks for any ideas you may have to offer.
  

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Re: Beach Combination Front Sight
Reply #1 - Nov 14th, 2011 at 8:59pm
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MVA makes a pretty good Beech copy. Bet if you called they would be happy to give you the dims.

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Re: Beach Combination Front Sight
Reply #2 - Nov 14th, 2011 at 9:25pm
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  Mine measures .385 OD.
  

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Re: Beach Combination Front Sight
Reply #3 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 2:26pm
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Thanks Jeff, Hopefully I can save the original sight with your info. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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Re: Beach Combination Front Sight
Reply #4 - Nov 25th, 2011 at 10:58am
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Is it really a Beeches, or a Ballard. They are quite imilar, but different. The Ballard uses pin for the pivot, while Beeches use screws at pivot points.
  

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Re: Beach Combination Front Sight
Reply #5 - Nov 25th, 2011 at 3:14pm
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Vall,

I think the Winchester Beech front sights 71A and 71B use a pin as the pivot.

  

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Re: Beach Combination Front Sight
Reply #6 - Nov 26th, 2011 at 6:36pm
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Thanks for the intrest. It does pivot on screws with tiny trunions, they were frozen, had to remove the heads drill the screws and pick the remaining threads out. they are #3-56 threads - what a job! Tiny for an old man. Do have another question - the blade sight was broken off and the remaining stud was slightly magnetic when removed, might it have been nickel silver or something similar?

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Re: Beach Combination Front Sight
Reply #7 - Nov 27th, 2011 at 8:39pm
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No other questions here. I've gone through drilling and removing buggered screws on a couple Beeches combos too, and I know what you mean. They can be frustrating.
  

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