Mosin Rear Peep... Whatcha' Think?

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Mosin Rear Peep... Whatcha' Think?

Post by Josh Smith » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:22 pm

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Re: Mosin Rear Peep... Whatcha' Think?

Post by Casual » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:16 pm

Sling swivel stud? Check!
Love the concept and execution .
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Post by jmikeb653 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:49 pm

Very interesting! 60 years ago the Finns would have loved it!
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Re: Mosin Rear Peep... Whatcha' Think?

Post by Josh Smith » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:49 pm



Please excuse the surroundings and the picture quality. I did this at home, not the shop, in response to some concerns that the cocking piece will move on the x and y axis and not only the z axis. The first part demonstrates that I have a standard sear, while the second and third parts give different views of the striker knob dropping.

You will see that the cocking piece only travels in the direction it's supposed to.

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Re: Mosin Rear Peep... Whatcha' Think?

Post by hurricanecharlie » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:35 pm

for most practical purposes it should be ok
just like the fal with its sight mounted on the lower that pivots off the upper
never perfect but good enough
very long distance will show up as a little incoinsistent

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Post by Josh Smith » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:28 pm

Hello,

I hope to be well enough this weekend to get out and shoot it for "postable" targets. I already have two orders.

I guess 60-70 years ago this was considered quite the modification.

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Post by Josh Smith » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:32 pm

Hello,

I'm currently in the office/workshop. Orwell is on internet radio, and I'm filling sight orders.

I've also prototyped an interchangeable aperture rear peep. The first size is 3/32", which is my favorite size peep sight.

Pictures to follow later tonight or sometime tomorrow.

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Post by Josh Smith » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:59 pm

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The existing ghost ring is about 0.125". This aperture shown is 0.094.

I don't really like the 0.094" as it just falls in between ghost ring and not-ghost-ring, and if I go to production, the standard aperture size will be about 0.063 or so to start with, anyway.

I still like the ghost ring as it holds the front sight hood centered perfectly, but I understand those who desire the smaller aperture and will be trying it out myself shortly, before I start making it.

Also included is a slightly improved lockup to return the cocking piece to perfect zero every time.

I'm not sure it's needed, but it's there as a redundancy.

I'm also trying to watch the complexity as complexity = weight = slower lock time, which we don't want.

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Re: Mosin Rear Peep... Whatcha' Think?

Post by Mike321 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:41 pm

I like the idea. I saw this over on gunandgame. My only concern is: how stable is it?

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Post by Josh Smith » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:52 pm

It's very stable.

I can post relevant pics when Photobucket is back up, if you'd like.

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Sorry for the pics above not showing up. Photobucket is having problems with their Pro accounts, which I have. The pics should be back up shortly, according to them.

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