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Old 12-02-2009, 10:45 AM
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Default 870 sight problem

ive been wanting to put a new sight on my remington 870 but i dont know what the thread size is..just wondering if any of you guys or girls know and what your favorite sight is thanks
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:56 AM
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I bought a standard package of sights by Hi-Viz.It came with a screw and the optic sight was magnetic. It had different colors and widths of sights to choose from.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:15 PM
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Default 870 sights

I assume you are speaking of the bead sight?
e-mail me at [email protected] and I have several different versions you may have interest in, or I have the other sights as well and scope mounts to choose from.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:39 AM
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i just need to know the thread size for the front bead
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:04 AM
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I'd guess any sight sold to replace an 870 front bead, or advertized as compatible with an 870 would come with the correct size screw.

Do you have a tap set? If so you could try to match a tap to the threaded hole.
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:43 AM
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Ieve been wanting to order a truglo front bead but you have to specify what thread size and i dont know how to figure it out..i dont have a tap set but that is a good idea
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:03 AM
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Default Bead thread chart for all makes

I have a chart back at the shop that I go by and I have Hi-viz and standard instock if anyone needs them.


Shotgun Sight Bead Thread List

6-48 TPI
Remington/Ithaca/SKB


5-40 TPI
Mossberg


3-56 TPI
Browning Target Citori, Beretta, Kreigoff, Ruger, Weatherby, Winchester, Marlin, Stevens 311, H&R


M3.0-.5
Browning Gold, Citori Field, Franchi, H&K, Fabarm


M3-.6
Browning Citori Hunter


5-44 TPI
Browning BPS


M2.5-.45
S&W

3-48 TPI
New England Firearms

M2-6 will interchange with a 3-56 TPI
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:44 AM
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i just need to know the thread size for the front bead
If it is an older 870 the thread size is 6-48.

If it is a new 870 (last 10 or 15 years) there are no threads. The bead is pressed in and you will have to grab the bead with vice grips tight and hit the grips with a hammer to pull it out. Then drill and tap the hole to 6-48.

It is worth noting that if you have one of the Brownings, Berettas, etc... that use some odd ball thread pitch... if you drill and tap the existing hole to 6-48 you will be able to find a bead any where that beads are sold.

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Old 12-03-2009, 10:48 AM
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ok i'll take it to my gunsmith and have him give it the works thanks alot
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