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Offline AMartin

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front sight holding gizzy
« on: September 13, 2019, 06:07:20 PM »
The other day , getting ready to file another pair of sight for the rifle I'm building , I thought hey .. I tired of trying to hold onto the front sight without smashing and leaving vise marks ...
I know you can buy a holding jig from Knob mt. but I didn't like the screws idea ...
So I took a stick of hard maple and made a (clothes pin) then filed a dovetail into the top and when squished into the vise jaws there is zero slippage ...

Thought I would share ..
Allen








Offline sqrldog

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 06:14:46 PM »
Thank Allen nifty little sight clamp.

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 06:15:00 PM »
I’m heading to the shop to make one of those right now...

Thanks!

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 07:29:24 PM »
Cool idea Allen.
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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 07:49:26 PM »
Thanks for the idea, Allen.
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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 07:52:15 PM »
Great idea!! simpel and effectiv.

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Offline Daryl

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 07:57:39 PM »
Wonderful device, Allen.
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Offline Don Stith

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 09:28:35 PM »
I always suspected you were brilliant.  Now I know for sure
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Offline longcruise

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2019, 10:04:51 PM »
Great adaptation.  I'll be making one of those for sure.
Mike Lee

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2019, 12:20:54 AM »
Hi,
Thank you for sharing that Allen.  I made two today, one for sights and a larger one for wooden patchbox lids.

dave
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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2019, 03:36:46 AM »
Great idea.  Simple but effective for a "hard to hold" part.

Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2019, 04:30:15 AM »
Now that is just plain slick. One of those forehead-smacking, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moments...

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Offline Justin Urbantas

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2019, 05:04:28 AM »
I love handy tricks like this. Well done!

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2019, 05:36:56 AM »
That's a pretty cool idea you came up with!

Offline msellers

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2019, 05:58:38 AM »
You had better patent this. Hate to see it be like the wheel barrow and be centuries later for it to be taken by someone who wants to charge a premium for this to us all.
Mike

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2019, 06:33:21 AM »
Awesome simplicity!  I love it.  Great idea.

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2019, 12:20:03 PM »
Great idea, always fun to make a tool
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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2019, 02:53:19 PM »
 Way Kool!

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2019, 04:06:56 PM »
make the same thing out of metal, then you can solder in it for sight modifications.
kw

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2019, 06:14:16 PM »
Awesome simplicity!  I love it.  Great idea.

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I bet you could cut and file one out of a rail road spike.  ;D

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2019, 01:50:54 AM »
Never would have thought wood would hold something that small in tiny dovetails. I'll have to make one now.

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2019, 02:44:51 AM »
Ha ha!! Totally agree with others that is an awesome & simple solution to a real PITA operation!

Bruce

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Re: front sight holding gizzy
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2019, 05:47:36 AM »
Nice!!!  Thanks, Allen


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