Spring is here. Get out and enjoy some shooting. Wash your hands often. Happy Birthday to US !

New skinner on the 45 colt

Put your range reports for all brands and types of firearms and other items.
Post Reply
User avatar
Greyhawk
Cowhand
Posts: 226
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Location: Northern Minnesota
United States of America

New skinner on the 45 colt

Post by Greyhawk » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:32 pm

Ok... I put a skinner sight on my Marlin 45-70, but after a while decided I wanted the Skinner sight that I can combine with a scope on that rifle... What to do with the original skinner sight that I bought? Well it looked like it would fit on my Big Boy .45 Colt if it just had another hole in the right spot. So I drilled another hole in the sight and mounted it on my Big Boy. The question was then, will the skinner work ok with the factory front sight? Well here are the results: The first 5 shot group was with a standard 'normal' load of 16 grains of 2400 and 250 grain XTP's at 25 yards... Things opened up with that load at 50 yards as seen on the 50 yard yellow sheet. But then I tried 5 shots with my hunting load of 19 grains of 2400 at 50 yards and things tightened up nicely again, as seen on the blue target. The snow at the range is nasty now with ice on top, so I didn't put a 100 yard target out. But, it looks like that front sight is going to work just fine.
Attachments
new skinner sight.jpg
new skinner sight.jpg (85.23 KiB) Viewed 168 times
25 yard with skinner.jpg
25 yard with skinner.jpg (79.72 KiB) Viewed 168 times
50 yards 45 colt .jpg
50 yards 45 colt .jpg (120.94 KiB) Viewed 168 times
50 yards both loads.jpg
50 yards both loads.jpg (62.11 KiB) Viewed 168 times
4 x

User avatar
Cofisher
Cowboy
Posts: 1339
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:02 pm
Location: Colorado/Nebraska
United States of America

Re: New skinner on the 45 colt

Post by Cofisher » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:47 pm

Way to make things work! Glad that made a good rifle better.
0 x
Remember, it's not how many guns you have. It's how many bullets you have.

User avatar
RanchRoper
Forum Ambassador
Posts: 9020
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:14 am
Location: Southwest Alberta Territory
Canada

Re: New skinner on the 45 colt

Post by RanchRoper » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:50 pm

Good job.
0 x
1860 Colt SA Richards Conversion Revolver
1860 Henry
Coming soon: 1885 High Wall
All in 45 Colt
"No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle" Winston Churchill

Range Reporter: Henry Repeater

User avatar
North Country Gal
Firearms Advisor
Posts: 3629
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:46 pm
Location: northern Wisconsin
United States of America

Re: New skinner on the 45 colt

Post by North Country Gal » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:54 pm

Love that you did a mod on that Skinner and put it to good use. Nice work. We're over to the east of you in the far north of Wisconsin and still have heavy snow cover, though it's as much ice as snow. Been having rain, lately, so the snow is saturated. It's been a long winter.
0 x

User avatar
BigAl52
Deputy Marshal
Posts: 6218
Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:43 pm
Location: Evans,Colorado
United States of America

Re: New skinner on the 45 colt

Post by BigAl52 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:12 pm

Thats some good shooting with the peep sight for sure. Need to remember that load looks like a good one.
0 x
Young guys should hang out with old guys cause old guys know something

SGC .22LR .22MAG
H001T .22LR
H001T .22LR MONUMENT VALLEY
H003T PUMP .22LR
BBBC .45 COLT
CCH 45-70
AW 45-70
BBS .41 MAG
BBB .357
CCHC .357
SS .357
SIDE GATE 38-55

User avatar
fortyshooter
Cowboy
Posts: 1355
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:37 am
Location: Va.
United States of America

Re: New skinner on the 45 colt

Post by fortyshooter » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:57 pm

Great job on adding the needed hole! Did you have to lower the rear sight all the way down to work with the front sight?
Nice shooting and looks like a good load!
0 x

User avatar
dasmoeturhead
Cattle Driver
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:41 am
Location: East Tennessee
United States of America

Re: New skinner on the 45 colt

Post by dasmoeturhead » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:17 am

Good shootin, nice gunsmithing, and nice sight.
0 x
I'm a Ship that can't be Salvaged!

User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 11080
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: New skinner on the 45 colt

Post by JEBar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:06 am

well done .... tip of my cap for having the ability to drill a hole in your rifle ... no way I could bring myself to do so
0 x

User avatar
Mags
Ranch Foreman
Posts: 5613
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Location: Tualatin Valley Oregon
United States of America

Re: New skinner on the 45 colt

Post by Mags » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:45 pm

.
Not the gun.
... I drilled another hole in the sight ....
1 x
:idea: Lever Action H009B .30-30 | Long Ranger H014s .223/5.56 | Uberti Colt .45 Revolver
"How Many" #596 & #895
Wish List: ???

User avatar
Greyhawk
Cowhand
Posts: 226
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Location: Northern Minnesota
United States of America

Re: New skinner on the 45 colt

Post by Greyhawk » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:48 pm

fortyshooter wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:57 pm
Great job on adding the needed hole! Did you have to lower the rear sight all the way down to work with the front sight?
Nice shooting and looks like a good load!
Yes, I just left the rear sight in place and lowered it all the way. And to the questions on the new hole.... I drilled it in the sight, not the rifle! :D
To be honest I'm kind of a hack, I wouldn't trust myself to do too much gunsmithing!! And if I ever did any rifle alterations I wouldn't post a picture of it.. Duct tape ain't that pretty.
0 x

Post Reply