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Post by chopper on Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:54 pm

I was shooting irons the other day and the sun light was bothering me bad and I didn't have anything to blacken my sight with me. I was wondering if anyone uses just plain old flat black paint instead of sight black paint. I usually just fire up the acetylene side of my welding torch and use that at home.
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Post by zanemoseley on Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:04 pm

How about a carbide sight smoker.

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Post by chopper on Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:59 pm

I've heard of them, but where would you get one.
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Post by Wobbley on Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:11 am

https://www.ray-vin.com/tools/smoker.htm
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Post by chopper on Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:44 am

Hey, those are pretty nice. Thanks for showing me that, it would eliminate being extra careful when boxing and unboxing my 2 guns.

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Post by KB2MBC on Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:14 am

Birchwood-Casey Sight Black
I used to use a carbide burner but got tired of messing with it.
Bought a 1 1/2oz. can Sight Black at Perry, works great.

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Post by james r chapman on Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:41 am

There is also a lighter sold for Anschutz that works great!
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Post by joy2shoot on Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:46 am

KB2MBC wrote:Birchwood-Casey Sight Black
I used to use a carbide burner but got tired of messing with it.
Bought a 1 1/2oz. can Sight Black at Perry, works great.

Also comes in pen form that makes it easy to pack for, and touch up while at, the range.

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/metal-bluing/touch-up-pens/flat-instant-touch-up-pen-sku167004190-4942-11053.aspx?cm_mmc=cse-_-Itwine-_-shopzilla-_-167-004-190&utm_medium=cse&utm_source=connexity&utm_campaign=itwine&utm_content=167-004-190

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Post by lyman1903 on Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:17 am

the sight black will build up if you don't clean it off once in a while, 

doesn't affect me, I am not that good, 
however know a few masters that use it and stopped in highpower,  and went back to carbide, 

or go old school, and keep a plastic spoon in the range bag
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Post by jglenn21 on Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:49 pm

smoke from Burning masking tape works fine...
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Post by Skid on Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:34 pm

chopper wrote:I've heard of them, but where would you get one.
Stan
      I believe Champion's Choice has them again,

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Post by Mike38 on Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:01 pm

I use a flat black dry erase marker. Easy to use, and convenient to store in the pistol box. Cleans off as easy as it goes on.
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