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Post by k80skeet 6/8/2022, 1:53 pm

I am looking to buy one of the littler Calcium Carbide sight smoker I thenk they used to call them Little Smoker. If anyone has one they would like to part with contact me. Probably email is best. rlombard@maine.rr.com. Sure do miss Gil Hebard. Russ

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Post by NukeMMC 6/8/2022, 2:08 pm

http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CL20
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Post by k80skeet 6/8/2022, 2:48 pm

I was trying to get away without paying the heavy shipping charges.

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Post by Tripscape 6/8/2022, 7:26 pm

Can you school me what this is? Is that a way to keep sights perfect black? I always thought it's a bluing thing.

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Post by chiz1180 6/8/2022, 7:32 pm

k80skeet wrote:I was trying to get away without paying the heavy shipping charges.
Call them or stop by and pick one up from them at Perry.
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Post by james r chapman 6/8/2022, 7:51 pm

What we used back in da day!!

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Post by John Dervis 6/8/2022, 8:12 pm

Tripscape wrote:Can you school me what this is? Is that a way to keep sights perfect black? I always thought it's a bluing thing.
Yes that is exactly what it does.  The smoke created by the carbide coats your sights with a dull, flat black soot. It gives the sights a real clear definition.

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Post by John Dervis 6/8/2022, 8:15 pm

k80skeet wrote:I was trying to get away without paying the heavy shipping charges.
If you aren’t going to Perry yourself, you probably know someone that is and they can pick one up for you.  If you are fairly new to shooting and don’t personally know any local guys, throw out your location and someone on here is probably close enough to you that they could help out.

John

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Post by chiz1180 6/8/2022, 8:25 pm

John Dervis wrote:
Tripscape wrote:Can you school me what this is? Is that a way to keep sights perfect black? I always thought it's a bluing thing.
Yes that is exactly what it does.  The smoke created by the carbide coats your sights with a dull, flat black soot. It gives the sights a real clear definition.
Basically calcium carbide and water creates acetylene gas and lime. when you ignite the acetylene (the smoker has a flint like a lighter), it creates a carbon heavy flame (lots of black smoke). If you place the sights in the smoke, it deposits carbon on the sights, As John stated this minimizes reflection of any light sources and gives sharp definition when shooting iron sights. Very useful on bright days where you are not shooting under cover (e.g. Perry)
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Post by Tripscape 6/8/2022, 8:47 pm

Wow, thanks, I learned something today )))

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Post by Merick 6/8/2022, 9:37 pm

Dont let me discouage anyone from buying fun stuff, but carbide is harder to find than the smokers.

You can do about as well with a bic lighter or burning masking tape.

I hypothesize there is some hydrocarbon we could put in a zippo that would be better than average, but I haven't taken the time to explore that.

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Post by paulj 6/8/2022, 10:36 pm

You can easily find carbide and miner's lamps on ebay.

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Post by tovaert 6/9/2022, 6:29 am

I made one by buying some small 3/8" brass plumbing fittings: a 3" nipple, and plugs at the bottom and top (top one with a small hole drilled thru). Insert a few chunks of calcium carbide, a few drops of water, close cap, the gas escapes through the hole, then light. Compact, everything fits in a small plastic bag.

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Post by WesG 6/9/2022, 4:58 pm

Anschutz sold a 'Zippo' as a smoker. I had a case of 12, or whatever. They worked pretty good as a sight smoker. Not as good, but good enough. Problem was they all went dead before I managed to use up the 1st.

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Post by Black_Talon 6/9/2022, 8:15 pm

Doesn't Birchwood Casey still make the little spray can of sight black?
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Post by NukeMMC 6/9/2022, 8:27 pm

Black_Talon wrote:Doesn't Birchwood Casey still make the little spray can of sight black?
Yep, but it's not even close to what a carbide lamp does
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Post by chiz1180 6/9/2022, 8:44 pm

NukeMMC wrote:
Black_Talon wrote:Doesn't Birchwood Casey still make the little spray can of sight black?
Yep, but it's not even close to what a carbide lamp does
if the propellant runs out you are basically SOL. decent option but it sucks paying like $10 or so to use it once and then the next time you need  it doesn’t work
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Post by 8eightring 6/9/2022, 9:21 pm

Not for use on plastic Glock sights. Just sayin.
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Post by WesG 6/9/2022, 10:39 pm

There's a magic optical coating thats blacker than any of these. But of course if anything gets on it, like the oil off your finger, it just ain't as black as it was. I asked a friend about it, and he wasn't sure what sort of hassle I'd have sending AR front sights to Israel and back ...

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Post by james r chapman 6/10/2022, 7:56 am

Unfortunately those Anschutz smokers have a terrible shelf life!

If only one was rechargeable with acetylene gas!
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