Had to replace a Krag rear sight

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Had to replace a Krag rear sight

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I could not find a rear sight for this rifle at a reasonable price so I took a spare 1903 rear sight leaf and modified it works pretty good nice sight picture. I was not going to pay 150 for a rear sight I only paid $250 for the whole rifle.
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Re: Had to replace a Krag rear sight

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Great work-around! Was it a PITA to mod the 1903 leaf?? Thank u for sharing this with us---I enjoy modded milsurps/beaters that retain their military flair. Plus, a new idea if/when I acquire another Krag in need of a sight--
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Re: Had to replace a Krag rear sight

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To make it tighten up I had to grind around 1\8 of an inch off the 1903 Springfield sight then put the screw back in.

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Re: Had to replace a Krag rear sight

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Would the drift adjustable 1903 base work on a 98 Krag? It's a Bannerman with an 03 bbl.
Seems like it would be a pretty sweet setup.

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Nice job.
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