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Reply #15 - Jun 23rd, 2017 at 7:18pm
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The screw protruding through the lower tang told me it likely was missing, and someone put a smaller screw through the hole and likely a nut on the bottom. If the threads were good, that would be an easy fix.
Front sight might be a windage adjustable, and the globe missing. So maybe the tape was to retain the base and adjusting screw together?
Hard to see a double set trigger in that configuration, and not think it was a bargain for under $1700 total out the door.
  

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Reply #16 - Jun 24th, 2017 at 9:37am
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Should not be a problem for parts. Looks like Numrich has the repro windage-adjust front sight back in stock (might have to buy all the parts and put together yourself - not a big deal) and DZ Arms will have all the needed screws (that's whatever they came up with for the main-spring screw sticking out of the lower tang - looks to be much smaller than the original, so there is hope for the threads) and any other parts required. Looks like it will clean up into a beautiful rifle.
  

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Reply #17 - Jun 24th, 2017 at 10:50pm
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SSShooter wrote on Jun 24th, 2017 at 9:37am:
Should not be a problem for parts. Looks like Numrich has the repro windage-adjust front sight back in stock.


But are those new front sights the same wide dovetail the originals had? Or did they go standard 3/8" on the new sights?
  

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Reply #18 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 7:54pm
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"Sold for $1400" - someone got a very good deal.
  
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Reply #19 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 8:09pm
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marlinguy wrote on Jun 24th, 2017 at 10:50pm:
SSShooter wrote on Jun 24th, 2017 at 9:37am:
Should not be a problem for parts. Looks like Numrich has the repro windage-adjust front sight back in stock.


But are those new front sights the same wide dovetail the originals had? Or did they go standard 3/8" on the new sights?

Not sure. Mine is with Steve Durren to be installed on the new barrel he is fitting to one of my Hepburns. It is supposed to be an accurate repro, but a call to Numrich might get you the answer. Think Deadeye Bly (John) also has one. You could ask him.
  

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Reply #20 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 9:27am
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I bought quite a few NOS Numrich parts from the Rolling Block late 1990's parts they got from Remington. Building a pistol grip RB using the parts, and so far the parts are all correct for early BP Rolling Blocks. They were listed as "out of stock" on some front sight parts, and I got the last set of tang sight parts. Hopefully they kept the front sight the same as old dovetail size, but I'm betting they went 3/8".
  

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Reply #21 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 1:20pm
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It looks like the base might be present.
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Reply #22 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 1:35pm
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marlinguy wrote on Jun 29th, 2017 at 9:27am:
Hopefully they kept the front sight the same as old dovetail size, but I'm betting they went 3/8".

Call or PM Steve Durren and ask. Feel sure he wouldn't mind measuring the dovetail on mine as long as you are not in a hurry. He has to cut the dovetail in my barrel over the next several weeks, so not a big deal for him (says the guy who doesn't have to dig it out and measure). They are sold as 'original', so would be interesting to know.
  

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Reply #23 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 2:04pm
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Would someone post a link to the sight parts please?
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Reply #24 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 4:38pm
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Would someone post a link to the sight parts please?
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Reply #25 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 5:31pm
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Rebel wrote on Jul 1st, 2017 at 4:38pm:
Would someone post a link to the sight parts please?
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The sight parts aren't separated out Aaron. They can be found here under the #1 Rolling Block parts. Items #24 thru #32.:

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Reply #26 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 8:47pm
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I bought one of the sights in parts and got it assembled OK. It's kinda tight but I figure it will work loose. It's the large dovetail, about .450". I can't measure it, it's on a barrel already. I've got several sight inserts ordered from Distant Thunder. I've been told they were the Axtell sights???
  
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Reply #27 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 9:16pm
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Thanks guys,
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Reply #28 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 11:08am
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Originals can vary a fair amount in Remington rifles! Mine are anywhere from .451" to .461"! So if it's the smaller end of the spectrum, do a careful check before spending the money!
  

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Reply #29 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 2:49pm
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If a bit too small a little bit of work with a file and some shim-stock will will make it fit nice & tight.
  

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