.32 Traditions Crockett kit

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  1. Jun 16, 2019 #1

    Gus Chiggins

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    After much deliberation, and reading, I've "pulled the trigger" and ordered one of these kits! I cant wait to get it. I do have a question about the supplied sights. It states ".350 blues steel, bead style". So, what exactly is that? Is .350 thick, thin, or in the middle as far as fine'ness of front sights. Also in the picture the front blade(bead?) is brass. Cant wait to get my hands on it. Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks.
     
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    Zonie

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    I'm just guessing but I think the .350 is talking about the width of the dovetails.
    That is a pretty standard width for the Italian made guns.

    The dovetails in the barrel should already be machined to match the sights but knowing what the dovetail width is can be a big help if you decide to replace the sights with some other kind, some time in the future.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2019 #3

    Gus Chiggins

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    Yep, you're right. Looked over TOTW sights(20 or so designs that appealed to me), none of them are the same spec. No big, I'm guessing I can just shape the factory sights to my liking.
     
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    deermanct

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    I picked up a .32 Traditions kit a couple of years ago. Yes, the front sight is a brass blade type and the rear sight is a very basic v-notch which is made of steel. Fun to shoot.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2019 #5

    hanshi

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    The Crockett is a really nice rifle; light, accurate and good lucking. Of course a kit build will offer many opportunities for custom touches to be added. I hunted with one for years and it was capable of sub 1" 5 shot groups at 50 yards.
     

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