Receiver Sight Drill & Tap - Shooters Forum
» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Article Comments > Tips & Comments
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-11-2005, 02:27 PM
Marshall Stanton's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: North Idaho Panhandle
Posts: 3,373
Receiver Sight Drill & Tap


Registered Users do not see the above ad.


Comment on this Tips article:

__________________
Marshall
Romans 1:16



Beartooth: A Bullet Worth Waiting For!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-14-2005, 01:44 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Juan, PR, USA
Posts: 898
Marshall: When I drilled and tapped my 1897T .22 Marlin, it was almost the way you suggest in your article. What I did different was that I crazy-glued the receiver sight onto the receiver. So from the first hole, I did the #29 drill first and then the #31, and tapped with the sight still there. The sight helps keep the tap aligned perpendicular. After the first screw was in, then did the second hole. With a little acetone and a light tap with a piece of wood, the sight came off for cleaning, oiling of the receiver, and the final assembly of the sight with Loc-tite on the screws.

My biggest concern through all this was where (exactly) to locate the sight before the drilling. I was afraid of obliterating something inside the receiver that absolutely had to be there. So I eyeballed it, with good results!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-27-2005, 01:22 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: west TN
Posts: 4
Excellent instructions, BUT!

You don't tell me (and maybe you rightfully should expect me to already know, but I don't) exactly how you keep the tap wrench perpendicular.

The other stuff seems foolproof, but that worries me.

Thanks for a great article!
Reply With Quote
 
  #4  
Old 09-27-2005, 08:36 PM
Jack Monteith's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 7,788
Leave your work clamped in the drill press, remove the drill bit and put the tap in the chuck. Start the tap by hand with a minimum of down force. You can usually get 2-3 turns on the tap in larger holes, which is enough to align the tap. You can run all the way though with smaller taps.

Bye
Jack
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-28-2005, 08:00 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: west TN
Posts: 4
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Monteith
Leave your work clamped in the drill press, remove the drill bit and put the tap in the chuck. Start the tap by hand with a minimum of down force. You can usually get 2-3 turns on the tap in larger holes, which is enough to align the tap. You can run all the way though with smaller taps.

Bye
Jack
Thanks a bunch! My stepdad has a shop full of wood working tools, I know he has at least one drill press. I guess It's probably just different bits for metal so I'm gonna try this on my Puma .454.

Thanks again!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-02-2005, 08:53 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South Texas
Posts: 658
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marshall Stanton
Comment on this Tips article:


I prefer using a small diameter center punch designed to fit thru the holes in sight and scope bases than the #26 drill bit. Brownell's has them.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-18-2015, 02:29 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 47
I just wanted to say thanks for posting this thread.
I just got done tapping my Marlin 1895 for a Williams peep sight and very glad that I did.

Thanks again to
J. Marshall Stanton
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Receiver vs Tang Peep Sight? patrick_ford Leverguns and Their Cartridges (General) 2 08-05-2006 02:40 PM
Receiver Sight for 9422 tango4c Winchester 9422's 4 07-19-2005 03:09 AM
Need 1967 Whinchester rifle information lpguy Leverguns and Their Cartridges (General) 2 07-15-2005 05:00 AM
Williams receiver sight kramsey Marlin 336 Lever Guns 2 03-20-2005 08:28 PM
Receiver Sight for Win 94 Angle Eject. tango4c Winchester 94 Lever Guns 4 12-23-2004 08:39 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:55 AM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive - Privacy Statement >

 
 

All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
Privacy Statement | Contact Webmaster
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1