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Old 01-03-2012, 03:32 PM
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Default Correct sights for CMP .22 rifles

Not much going on in PresidentG world so I thought I'd make a list of the front and rear sights needed for the .22 rifles CMP has for sale right now.
Remington 40X-Redfield Olympic front and rear
Remington 521- Blade front, Lyman 57RS rear
Remington 513- Blade front, Redfield #75 RT rear
Remington 541X- Redfield #68 globe, Williams FP Low Target
Remington 540X- No sights provided ( Nick Stroebel Old Gunsights & Riflescopes suggests a Redfield #63 globe front and Redfield # 75 rear. Most of my references indicate no sights provided.)
Stevens 416- Blade front, Stevens #106 rear ( The Stevens #25 globe would also be correct. Finding the #25 and #106 will be challenging. Try Gerry Fellers TX)
Mossberg 44US- Hooded blade front, Mossberg 100 or Lyman 57MS rear
Mossberg 144US- Globe front, Redfield #75 rear
Harrington & Richardson M12- Redfield Olympic front Redfield Palma rear
Winchester 52- Redfield Olympic front and rear

Some will be easy to find, some will be very challenging. Finding correct sights for old target rifles is what makes collecting them fun!!
Good luck
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:09 PM
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Remington 521- Blade front, Lyman 57RS rear
Remington 513- Blade front, Redfield #75 RT rear
Just to clarify, the "blade front" on the 521 is a regular sight installed into a female dovetail in the barrel. Looks like this:



The front sight of the 513T is sometimes called a ramp style and looks like this:



FWIW, these configurations would be as the rifles left Remington.

I think the 521Ts had all been modified to use a Redfield 75 rear sight at some point or another.

Some 513Ts were modified by adding a front globe sight into a barrel dovetail and others were modified by adding an adapter for a clamp-on front globe sight.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:24 PM
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I have a 513T with the cylindrical, front globe sight, so will the Redfield 75 rear sight still work with that, or will I need change it over to a bladed front sight? Thanks
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:39 PM
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Will any of the other listed sights work on a 513T as configured from the CMP? Worried might well miss out on Redfield 75.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:55 PM
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I have a 513T with the cylindrical, front globe sight, so will the Redfield 75 rear sight still work with that, or will I need change it over to a bladed front sight?
It will depend on exactly what front sight you have and it's height, but it apparently worked with a Redfield 75 for the people that installed it.

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Will any of the other listed sights work on a 513T as configured from the CMP? Worried might well miss out on Redfield 75.
Only the Williams Target Foolproof, which was OEM on the 541X. The Mossberg S100 will only work on Mossbergs and the other Redfields all use a 10-32 mounting screw; the Redfield 75 uses a 8-40 mounting screw. If you miss out entirely, I'd get a Lyman 90 MJT. Both it and the Williams Target Foolproof are still in production. The Lyman is a better sight, IMHO.

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Old 01-24-2012, 01:24 PM
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thank you, very helpful
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:46 PM
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Yes, that's what I hoped. Thanks
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:48 PM
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So what do I need for my 513t I got from the CMP last go around? Redfield 75 on the rear? What about the front? Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:51 PM
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Will any of the other listed sights work on a 513T as configured from the CMP? Worried might well miss out on Redfield 75.
The problem with this question is that there was no single configuration from the CMP. AFAIK, all the 513Ts and 521Ts shipped with a Redfield 75 rear mount block. The Williams Target Foolproof (Low) will fit on this base, but may be a bit low. There's a high version, but if you miss, I'd get a Lyman 90 MJT:

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Old 01-24-2012, 10:06 PM
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I went with the Lyman 90 MJT and 20 MJT on my 513 and they work great.
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