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Bob McBride

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I've got two beads on my new side by side that annoy me. I'm thinking about removing the little one. What would you do sir?
Two beads as in one at the muzzle and a smaller one halfway back to the breech like a modern Waterfowling shotgun?
 

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Hopefully at 74 i still have a few shooting years left in me yet but thanks for the offers
 

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I shot this target last weekend with my original Charleville at 50yds. I was lucky enough to buy this Charleville with a shiny .71cal 5 groove rifled barrel & fitted with a 1,000yd rear sight from a small pawn shop in Tennessee. The original bayonet came with it but it was unfortunately it had been converted to percussion in France in 1822. Cerification was validated by antique gun dealer in Gettesburg as to its originality, I now have a correct flint lock to convert it back but i am quite happy to shoot it in it's originality. I consider it the best $500 i ever spent & have told my wife that if i pass first that she is to send the Charleville back to the USA where it belongs.
that group would put meat in the freezer!
 

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I've been toying with the idea of mounting some kind of rear sight to my Bess just to see if I can get a bit more consistency downrange. A search for "brown bess rear sight" only turned up one image, and it looks very much like LD's idea with the corner brackets. I have a pack of brackets en route, and I will begin experimenting when they arrive.

bessrearsight.jpg
 
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