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Old 02-29-2008, 02:36 PM
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There's more than one way to skin a cat. Today I was wandering around the fishing section of a sporting goods store and came across a tiny little light made for night fishing with a bobber. It's basically a small battery with a bulb on top mounted in a push/pull switch. You push the bulb down and it comes on. Pull it up and it goes off. The package says it's good for 21+ hours.

Well, I got to thinking about lighting up the front sight on my Great Plains flintlock so I could use the Lyman 57 peep at dawn and dusk. At $2.99, I just had to buy one. Here's what they look like out of the package with the light on.



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Old 02-29-2008, 02:37 PM
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So, I cut a piece of black electrical tape and laid the light on it.



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Old 02-29-2008, 02:39 PM
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Then taped it to the barrel immediately behind the fiber optic front sight. Tried it in a dark room. Should work just fine. Look out deer at dusk.



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Old 02-29-2008, 02:42 PM
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Semi-sane I think I agree with your wifeJust use the headlights
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:44 PM
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Jim Bridger just rolled over in his grave!

But kidding aside, it looks like it should work. The sights on my sidelocks are so crude (read: traditional) that sometimes I can't make 'em out really well in broad daylight. I just "fire in there amongst 'em".
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:00 PM
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Just use the headlights
I'll have to admit to using the old "one eyed dog" and a single shot .22 on quite a few swamp bunnies in my younger days. But I gave up outlawing a long, long time ago.
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:17 PM
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I thought you found a cheap bore light....
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:36 PM
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I thought you found a cheap bore light....
You've got your head on straight, cayugad. I hadn't even thought of that. Just dropped it down the barrels of a few guns. It worked GREAT! Even on a .22. It will go with me any time I'm looking at used guns.
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:01 PM
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next trip to the city I will have to look for them. Never have enough gadgets..
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:10 PM
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next trip to the city I will have to look for them. Never have enough gadgets..
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