FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

                 SPECIAL ITEMS

      To help our customers be more successful, we offer the following!




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                    Dovetail Sight Blanks

  For a great "finished" look when removing the rear sight, use a
  dovetail filler  blank.


   We offer a "Traditional" flat topped dovetail blank reminiscent of the older 
   Winchester/Marlin/Savage rifles from the past century.  This blank will fill
    the sharp edged "slot" left when the factory rear sight is removed.  

 
Available in

Blue $8 


    A note about dovetail blanks.  To make a blank that would perfectly match
    the flats or contour of a factory barrel isn't very practical since those
    dimensions all vary depending on make and model.  These blanks are made
    slightly oversize and fitting, tapping in, etc. a perfectly shaped blank would
    be difficult due to sharp blank edges that would deform during installation.

 
We have STAINLESS also available in the modern rounded top version shown below.

Stainless $9

                   Stainless blanks are not available in the "Vintage" shape.

Slot Blank
(Dovetail blanks require slight fitting to your rifles dovetail.
  Please see instructions on our TECHNICAL info page)


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Our Stainless Blanks have this profile.




 
            DOVETAIL SIGHT BLANK
                              With Aperture Storage
 
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Handy for storing an extra aperture
or a different size.



Also a SAFE Place to store your aperture while using the SKINNER SIGHT as a GHOSTRING!


                       ~ $21 ~
                   Available in BLUE or STAINLESS

                  ORDER from our APERTURE PAGE
                        (Or SIGHT BLANK order box above)
 

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FOR THOSE OVERSIZE DOVETAIL SLOTS

(ie: ROSSI and others with slightly loose slots)

ROSSIDTBLANKS

Available in solid Stainless and Blue Steel
These are the same as our standard dovetail slot blanks with the 
addition of a locking screws to hold firmly in place when
used on a gun with a slightly oversized dovetail slot.

Note:  Rossi's of more recent manufacture (2010 ~ Present)
often have an oversized dovetail.  These blanks work 
well in this situation.

BLUE STEEL ~  STAINLESS STEEL  $16 Each

Dovetail Blank W/ Locking Screw



                   Plug Screws
 

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    both 8-40 and 6-48 sizes.
   These are often lost and re-
  placements are difficult to find.

           Use the 8-40 
  for Marlin and Henry Receivers 
   (and Henry Octagon Barrels) 

        and the 6-48 
for most other firearm applications

  We offer them here to help keep your gun looking neat and original
.

                                    SOLD BY THE PAIR.  (2)

                 STAINLESS $2
(for 2)       BLUE $1 (for 2)
Plug Screws

 
SKINNER BLUE


 After trimming your front sight use
 SKINNER BLUE to touch up the white metal

 

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Cold blue is the best way to touch up those nicks and scratches and re-blue the top of your front sight after trimming to your exact height.

Our eye dropper bottle will conserve
your SKINNER BLUE and keep it fresh
for a long period of time.


$4 each

Blue, Applicators & Instructions included 

COLD BLUE

 


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I've been using and maintaining firearms virtually all of my life.  We have tried many different products in search of the "perfect" solution for cleaning, preserving, protecting and lubricating our guns.  Years ago a friend from Zimbabwe introduced me to BALLISTOL.  I'd tried the rest and finally found the BEST!
This product was developed by German Chemists for the German Army in 1904 as a "one product does all"  to protect, preserve, and clean  metal, wood, and even leather.  My field experience is that it does ALL of the above!
Read the true story here.  BALLISTOL - THE STORY
  Use this special oil to protect the finish of your Skinner Sights.
$4
BALLISTOL
 



Skinner Sights in "BLACK GOLD"Black_Gold

For a beautiful accent
to our windage adj.
sights, consider adding


"Black Gold"

to your order.

 
"BLACK GOLD OPTION"

With this option, in place of the blued insert,  a brass dovetail and aperture stem are hand fit to your sight for a wonderful contrast adding just a hint of "Bling".

Price of the base sight plus $20


This is NOT a complete sight
Only one insert and stem included with the sight

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Shown here with our Standard Blued Sights
for comparison

 

ELEVATION LOCKING SCREW WITH FINGER KNOB
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For those who would like easy/quick
elevation adjustments, we offer a KNURLED KNOB to replace the elevation locking screw.  Machined from solid steel bar stock that matches the beauty of your Skinner Sight. 
 
(NOTE: This knob will NOT work with the Barrel Mounted Dovetail Sights.  It will work with all our other models)
 
Available in BLUE STEEL ~  $8
 
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Thumb Screw


 

Skinner Spare Parts
 
Spares

This kit includes each of the screws, wrenches, and 
soft metal shims used with our windage adjustable sights.

 
$4

 
Spares



        SIGHT ADJUSTMENT PUNCH
Punch 
      A Good 
 

   Brass Punch

 
    Is hard to find.

This elegant tool is used to drift Skinner Dovetail Sights for
Windage Adjustment
and to remove and replace front sights and Dovetail Blanks.

Our punch has a special "FLAT" to glide along the bottom of the dovetail slot and give you a better purchase on the drifted sight. This is the same punch I have used for years and still use today in the Skinner Sight Shop


Shipped with the three sizes Hex Key Wrenches used to mount and adjust SKINNER SIGHTS.  (.050", 1/16", 3/32) not shown

                Protect the gun and use proper tools to install 
                        and adjust your SKINNER SIGHTS!
 

                                    $20
Brass Punch



               "Safe Sided" Triangular File

File
One of our "Little Tricks"

We use in the SKINNER SIGHT Shop is what we call a "SAFE" sided file.

This is a standard 6 inch
triangular file  (60 deg) that has the teeth on one side ground off. Using this file allows you to file only on the "SLOPE" of the sight and not change the depth of cut.


   You can do this to your own file or buy one from us.
    We offer them here for our customers convenience.
                     (files can be hard to grind...)
     $20
6" Safe Sided File:



TAP AND DRILL SETS
We know there are some "DYI" customers out there.  You have the ability to do a simple drill and tap (like on a Henry H001 Cover) and would prefer to

"Do It Yourself"

In the world of Firearms there are two common sight mounting screw sizes.

Most common is the size 6-48 screw yet most Marlin and Henry Rifles
(Lever Action Models) use the more robust 8-40 size screw
.

These are not common "hardware store" sizes and its often difficult to find the correct tap and drill set.  To make that easier we now offer them as a set.
A set consists of ONE tap and ONE Drill for the size you choose.

DRILLNTAP
 These are the same tools we use in the SKINNER SIGHT Shop
MADE IN USA

All standard drill and tap procedures apply
Wear Safety Glasses / Not gauranteed against breakage
 
6-48  or 8-40 Drill and Tap sets  ~ $15
 
Drill and Tap Set

FRONT SIGHT PAINT PENS


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             Product Description

         THESE ENAMEL PAINT PENS WORK GREAT!!!
  (this is a short version of the full description found
    on our FRONT SIGHT page.    Please click HERE for
         more  details and application instructions.

                 $8 ~ WHITE
                 $8 ~ GREEN

        $18 ~ Three Pack of ORANGE/WHITE/GREEN
                                (As shown)


We are in the process of a Pen Supplier Transition.  They are the same manufacture and paint as we sold prior, just packaged under a different lable.  We can offer a better bang for your buck with the new three packs.

Until our supply runs out, we will have WHITE and GREEN available seperately.  (as listed in our shopping cart) 


 
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MAGNESIUM FIRE STARTER
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I've been teaching Hunter Safety and Survival classes for over 20 years.  One of the keys to OUTDOOR SURVIVAL is the ability to start a fire under any condition or weather.  For years I've been carrying one of these all metal MAGNESIUM FIRE STARTERS.  This fire starter has no limit to shelf life, will start hundreds of fires, and is always ready when you need it. (Unlike butane lighters that can leak/run
out of fuel ) 
          We recommend this as part of any survival pack.
 
     $7    (Worth its weight in GOLD if you ever NEED it)
Fire Starter
       SEE DEMO VIDEO BELOW


APERTURE (PEEP) STEMS 
 
STEMS
Flavors
Length

At the heart of each

SKINNER SIGHT
is our unique aperture
stem.  These stems are
available in your choice
of "Flavors"
SHORT, STANDARD or TALL
Short Stems are .030" Shorter  
Tall stems are 1/8" - .125" taller than Standard


(Thread size 10-40)
 
BLUE ~ BRASS ~ STAINLESS
(SHORT only available in BLUE Steel)

$17 Each

  
 

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