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#199264 - 04/29/19 12:38 PM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: dave19113]
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Hamilton Bowen is a top-of-the-line gunsmith and inventor. He wrote a book on it. Look it up as it is worth the read. His products are also top of the line. I have two of his style adjustable rear-sights (Target) on my two X-frame Smith and Wesson's. And he has done the Colt Black-powder chamfer treatment on all my revolvers and other refinement work like measuring the cylinder throats and altering as necessary. And I use his lanyard ring set-up on the Hogue grips of my two X-frames and the lanyard is from them too. I highly recommend Bowen Classic Arms!!!


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#199272 - 04/29/19 03:39 PM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: Jeff460]
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 Originally Posted By: Jeff460
Bowen is an artist so go with his products. I highly endorse his work and his products.



Thanks for the info on the front sight. Bowen suggested this gold bead for the dx insert:

http://www.sdmfabricating.com/order.htm

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#199304 - 04/30/19 09:40 AM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: dave19113]
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Dave,
Which one of the gold-bead front sight sizes are you going to get? Will it be the .300 size gold-bead front sight, or the smaller size gold-bead front sight from that link? Both look like they are made for the Smith and Wesson DX style sight base?
I have a LARGE McGivern gold bead on the front sight of my 500 S&W. Heavy recoil forces do not permit a traditional DX interchangeable system on mine. I am told the spring, under intense recoil impulse, will compress and the sight will fly off. Seems the screw modification to replace the plunger would allow it to stay though.
Freedom Arms uses a screw put in from the front of the front sight base with a tapered point to sink into a angled cut in the front of the sight blade. With a liquid fixative of some strength it might also help hold the screw and keep it tight. Still, that sight I bought after-market from Brownell's that is pinned in is a good one, so I may never try to get a DX set-up for it.


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#199390 - 05/02/19 03:22 PM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: Jeff460]
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 Originally Posted By: Jeff460
Dave,
Which one of the gold-bead front sight sizes are you going to get? Will it be the .300 size gold-bead front sight, or the smaller size gold-bead front sight from that link? Both look like they are made for the Smith and Wesson DX style sight base?
I have a LARGE McGivern gold bead on the front sight of my 500 S&W. Heavy recoil forces do not permit a traditional DX interchangeable system on mine. I am told the spring, under intense recoil impulse, will compress and the sight will fly off. Seems the screw modification to replace the plunger would allow it to stay though.
Freedom Arms uses a screw put in from the front of the front sight base with a tapered point to sink into a angled cut in the front of the sight blade. With a liquid fixative of some strength it might also help hold the screw and keep it tight. Still, that sight I bought after-market from Brownell's that is pinned in is a good one, so I may never try to get a DX set-up for it.


Talking with Bowen, It looks like .300 is going to be a good option for me. I plan on going with the Bowen Rogh Country w/ V notch


http://parts.bowenclassicarms.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=37

I just have to wait to shoot it to figure which height rear sigh
t to have made.

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#199391 - 05/02/19 03:58 PM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: dave19113]
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Sounds like this project is coming along nicely. Keep me posted if you will. Thank You!

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#199398 - 05/02/19 07:32 PM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: Jeff460]
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 Originally Posted By: Jeff460
Sounds like this project is coming along nicely. Keep me posted if you will. Thank You!



I most def will. I'll post before and after pictu
res of course.

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