View Full Version : Along came a SNIDER....
I've actually had this for quite a while---but no photos here until now. Included is an Alpha/Omega shot of the big .577 next to the 5.7x28 AR.
Nice! Did you add the eyepiece on the rear sight or did you get it that way? Has the front sight been raised as well?
The 577 makes a rather nice sounding ~THWACK~ when it hits plywood downrange. Empties jugs of water faster than most too! I'm using .600 RB's and a shooting pal calls it "the pinball launcher"
Picked one up a few years ago in Tulsa that I can't bring myself to shoot because its altogether shiny-new on the inside and rather lovely outside. Dang annoying! Need to find one not quite so "purty" with which to shoot and hunt.
always wondered how do the shells eject from those?? need to pick them out by hand, or do they have some sort of ejection device??
Still will stick with my percussion .577 enfields :)
JB---The aperture was on it when I got it----front sight isn't raised. Shooting at 100 yards with the issue sight and my eye down in the sight plane equals bruised face. I do need to fabricate something for the front, so I can use the aperture and get my cheekbone off the comb.
Matt---There's no ejector, just an extractor. The opened breechblock pulls to the rear and brings the empty out into the shoe---I just flip the rifle over to dump the shell.
One thing fer sure, Anything you hit with a snider round is going to fall down and NOT get back up.;)
I borrowed this idea from the British Militaria boards.
I used a BREN gun front sight blade. Whittled it down and v-grooved the underside to match the contours of the original. I then epoxied the sight over the existing and dabbed it black with a brush.
Just an idea for you to ponder.
Simple and elegant.
With a peep you'll probably want to use a post and bead? If you should go this route, remember to select a sight with a base thick enough to cut into without having it fall in half.
It's what I call a semi-NG reversible mod. A touch of a propane torch to the sight blade will release the epoxy. However there will still be the delicate cleanup of the existing sight. My heirs can worry about that! LOL
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