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Old April 10th, 2016, 10:52 PM   #1
 
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Question Front & Rear sight options Rossi Mod.92

Hi guys I am thinking of changing out the front & rear sights on my Rossi Mod. 92 lever .357 with a 16 inch barrel. Looked at Steves Guns several options. My first choice would be a 3/32 large brass bead. Order this to see how it would match up with the stock U notch rear sight. They also have 1/16th brass or white front bead sight or red or bright green fiber optic front sight. They also have rear sights as well but my thoughts are get a new front sight then get the rear sight afterwards. My last idea was to also order a stainless steel magazine follower plug. I am not having any issues but just thinking of making my rifle more user friendly with my older eyes. They also have a rear Skinners peep sight that fits in the dove tail cut for the rear sight that really looks nice but not sure what front sight to go with it?? Just looking for now but ideas & comments appreciated thanks!!!




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I have considered but, not acted on, installing a tang rear sight and an apterature front sight. I have adjustable irises for both leftover from other rifle platforms.
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I've had the Skinner barrel peep with a red fiber optic front and with the aperture insert removed it's really quick and good out to 100 yards or so. This is the same set-up as on the Chiappa Trapper '92.
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I've had the Skinner barrel peep with a red fiber optic front and with the aperture insert removed it's really quick and good out to 100 yards or so. This is the same set-up as on the Chiappa Trapper '92.
Agree on the Skinner barrel peep sight for the rear sight. Still using it with the Rossi factory front sight, but have been thinking about one of the fiber optic or the white dot front sight.
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I ordered the front and rear fiber optic setup. Shipped Friday--I'll report back when I've installed it and tried it.
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I've had a Williams peep with green fiber optic front on my Marlin 1894 for years. I removed the aperture and looked thru the big whole when I hunt deer, have since lost the inserts. Still works great for old eyes.
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I saw a Rossi Model 92 online locally for sale that had a rear ghost ring type of sight with a 1/8 brass bead front sight. The gun was sold I contacted the seller asking him if he had shot this rifle he said no. I guess he picks up these guns sell's them after doing action jobs etc. My thoughts right now would be the ghost ring rear sight and either a 1/8 brass bead or the 3/32 brass bead front. My question now is with a short 16 inch barrel would the 1/8 inch brass bead be enough to see ok. My Marlin 1894 Cow Boy Rifle Limited model with the 24 inch hex barrel came with the 1/8 brass bead but this is a 24 inch barrel I had trouble seeing clearly this size of brass bead. Now will the shorter 16 inch barrel and shorter sighting radius make up the difference where a 1/8 brass bead would be enough??Main reason I ask this here is the rifle I called on the seller had good picks of the front and rear sight set up this was a 20 inch barrel and thru the pictures the 1/8th brass bead really shows up but thats a picture only. He also suggested the front and rear fiber optic sights I like but the traditional ghost ring and a front brass bead just looks nicer but I want something that will work!! Appreciate more input and thoughts I might have to call the guy at Steves Guns!!!
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What size front bead is on the standard 92?
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Installed my fiber optic sights. They look great, and should be super easy to use. But I won't get to shoot it for a while.
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64chevy what color combo did you go with?? This is one option that works very well in lighted and low light conditions.
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Green rear (I don't think there is a color choice) and Red front (for contrast)--this is how I have my GP100 set up as well. It is BRIGHT.
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Got looking my rifle just now its a newer model with the front sight blade dove tailed into the barrel. So I am doing a edit I first thought my Rossi was a older model 92 with the barrel band front sight combination. Not so, I will call Steve's Gunz tomorrow to ask questions then probably order front and rear sights. Looks like my rifle will work with most of the sight options!!! My first choice is the 3/32 or 1/16 front brass bead and the Ghost ring rear sight. Second choice would be the fiber optic front and rear sights the contrast might work the best.

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Just back from the range, shooting my Rossi 92 with new open fiber optic sights from Stevesgunz.

The good: the are super easy to see, and I was having no problem knocking down small metal targets at 100 yards, and was hitting a gong (most of the time) at 225 yards. This was with some factory 142 grain Fiocchi flat point.

The bad: even adjusted all the way down, it was high at 25 yards (my sight in target distance) and was still high at 100 yards. I had to aim low.

Tonight I used a Dremel to contour out the rear part of the rear sight to match the barrel curvature so that it sits lower. I don't suspect it will take much to have it spot on at 100 yards. I hope to test it this weekend. The other option, of course, is to shoot .38 or hand loaded mild 357.
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I ordered both front and rear sights from Steve Guntz for my Rossi M-92 in 357 mag. 20 inch octagonal barrel. I used the fiber optic front sight and the ghost ring rear that replaces the safety lever on the Rossi. I am very happy with that setup and have no problem seeing the sights even in dim light and my eyes are 68 years old. Plenty of evaluation adjustment in the rear sight for different loads. Front sight can be drifted for windage , but I was lucky as windage was dead on with the front sight centered in the dovetail.
I also replaced the plastic magazine follower with Steve's stainless steel one and the ejector spring with his replacement spring. I now do not have to look into the next county for my fired ejected brass as they land about 2-3 feet from where I am standing.
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