|Mojo website. Actual peep on right side of photo.|
News flash, gentle readers: I am not perfect. Sometimes I get excited. Luck counts but only fools count on luck.
Inspired by Pawpaw's essay on sights I decided to thicken the walls around that rear peep sight. Since this gun is already seriously Billy-bobbed I had no qualms about using what was most expedient.
|From lower left corner, clockwise: Loctite 431348 Epoxy Putty, 30-30 loaded with a wide meplate cast bullet to be used as a shaping tool, Frost Reservist folding knife for cutting. Mixed epoxy putty. Work surface was a paper plate covered with a gallon size Ziplock baggie.|
The exterior of the sight was cleaned with solvent and coffee filters. Coffee filters are now my go-to for cleaning paper with exceptional wet strength.
Putty was mixed up, placed between two Ziplock freezer bags, rolled into a sheet and then cut to size with the knife.
Patch draped over exterior if sight and slicked out to insure wet-out. Side of patch closest to shooter's eye was shaped with 30-30 shaping tool to ensure it was "hooded" and was armored against the sun biasing the sight picture.
A piece of paper had a small window cut in it. The paper was draped over the modified sight and spray painted with flat, black enamel. There is a bit of thin paint near the bottom of the putty-patch. I am contemplating using some of Belladonna's fingernail polish to touch up those places. I may choose red...I think this gun would look snappy with racing stripes.
|Flat black items are difficult for auto-focus to handle. I apologize for the lack of photo quality. Modified peep on right, Lyman globe sight on left.|