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Replacement sights for Mossberg 835 cyl. bore slug barrel?

Discussion in 'Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Pump Action' started by Mad Scientist, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Mad Scientist

    Mad Scientist .22LR

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a 90800 cyl. bore barrel with rifle sights on my 835. With my old eyes, I'm having trouble seeing the front sight in the early dawn hours and late dusk. Is there a way to change them to fiber optic sights? If the front sight can be removed, how is it done? I appreciate your patience and help! Thank you all!
  2. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  3. Mad Scientist

    Mad Scientist .22LR

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    Thank you for your reply.

    There is no white ball, this is on the 90800 cyl. bore slug barrel, which has an iron rifle sight that appears to be soldered in place.

    Looks like this ......
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  5. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Wow @ripjack13 ,

    I've been called a lot of stuff before, but never that.

    @Mad Scientist , is your front sight blade one solid piece or is it a two piece set-up joined with a dovetail? My 590A1 front blade is a two piece and I replaced the factory blade with a fiber optic...

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    If yours is a two piece there should be a few aftermarket options. If it is a one piece, you could cut a dovetail into the ramp or have it done by a competent gunsmith/machinist although parts and labor will likely cost as much as a replacement barrel...
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  7. Mad Scientist

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    Unfortunately there is NOT a dovetail. The front sight is like this ......

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    Thank you to everyone for your help!
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  8. ripjack13

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    Hmmm...it doesn't look soldered. Is there any screws on the top of the sight holding it to the barrel?
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  9. Mad Scientist

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    None. That's why I thought the sight was soldered on. :(
  10. ripjack13

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    I'm only seeing clip on sights in my search. Probably not what you can use though either....

    do you know the location of a good gunsmith? Maybe they can mill out a dovetail in top of that existing sight. then you would have a butt load of options for either fiber optic or light tubes....
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    That's 2 coats of the stuff....it hasn't worn off yet either...
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    pix669739113.jpg

    That's the spot where the paint would go....
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  15. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    That front ramp does limit your options a bit.

    The glow paint would definitely be a simple solution. Having a dovetail milled is also a viable solution, but I would imagine that the labor plus parts for a new sight blade could end up costing as much or more than a new barrel. Have you looked at Mossberg's other 835 barrel options? A completely new barrel should only run around $150 when ordered direct...
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  16. Mad Scientist

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    Thank you one and all! The glow paint has been order from Amazon.
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  17. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Nice!

    We'd love to see the finished product once the paint dries...
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    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Right on man....
  19. Mad Scientist

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    Will do! It will be a week or two, depending on Amazon.
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  20. ADL

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    I am having the same issues however the front sight does have a dovetail and I am able to take it off or move it left and right.

    What replacements are available?

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