does anyone besides lyman or marbles make a peep sight for the model 8 that uses the existing hole. I would like to put a peep sight on the model 8 I just got(30 rem) but I cant find a peep for it. And I dont want to drill and tap it as it doesnt have any extra holes right now, and I would like to keep it that way. Thanks for any help.
The Marble R6 and Lyman and 1A AT and 2A AT are the only 3 versions that do not require more than the factory tapped hole in the back of the receiver. Lyman made a 41R but that mounted to the side of the reciver with 3 holes. The Redfield 102N requires 1 extra hole, a Williams requires 2 more in the back of the receiver. Another type of Williams requires 3 in the left side of the receiver. King made a peep sight similar to a Lyman or Marble that used just the factory hole but they are rarer than hens teeth. I've never seen one except in a book. Best bet if you don't want extra holes is a Marble or Lyman. They go for about $100 to $125 on E-Bay. Make sure they include the mounting screw, the sight is worthless without it.
Sometimes they go for a lot more too - I'd consider 100-125 a pretty good buy.
Noticed several of mine have the curve filed on the bottom; as we all know there was a lot of hand work with these 8 & 81, thus the tangs are each a slightly different shape. So don't be too surprised if you need to change the curve a bit when you get one as the last guys rifle was likely a bit different.
I was fortunate enough to find one with no filing - best I can figure a new one or just used as it set, but looks, really good - I'm still thinking new. I haven't had the heart to put the file to it, which one do I fit it to? Certainly one of my keepers, but ...!
Also found that I've had to raise (mostly, but sometimes lower) the front sight to get everything to line up - that may have had something to do with some of the filing too.
And, when it comes to off brands and extra holes, don't forget the five hole Stith, my first one. Finally found the mount and a 3/4" Alaskan to go in it. Temp has finally dropped below 100 for a few days but it is major fire season - still ... got to get out and try it where there are not too many rocks (sparks). I've got to see how these critters work with a scope. Besides the Alaskan, I've ended up with at least three more with scopes - I'm just going to have to bear down and get too shoot'n - "a man's got to do what a man's got to do"!
Post by billinoregon on Sept 27, 2009 9:28:23 GMT -5
I have sent an e-mail to Marble Arms asking how big a minimum order it would take for them to make a run of R6 bases. If they won't do it, I might just borrow one from someone and have a machine shop write a CNC program for the base.