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May 31 2017 at 4:38 PM
James V  (Login kimo57)
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Called Williams peep sights today inquiring about their Twilight Peep apertures. Well the receptionist me connects to their expert. I asked the expert what is the thread size for their twilight peep & he tells me he does not know!!!
Anyone knows the thread size for their peeps?
Your stock should not be made of only walnut.


    
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MDriskill
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Peep threads

June 1 2017, 6:26 AM 

Williams, Lyman, Redfield, and other classic US sights use a 7/32 X 40 thread.

German sights standardized on a 9.5 X 1.0 MM eyepiece thread by the 1950's. This facilitated an interesting aftermarket in accessories that will fit many different guns.

A really nifty thing to have is the inexpensive adapter bushing (sold by Champions Choice and others) which allows Euro disks to fit US sights. Here's one in action--an old HW 50 rifle, with a Williams sight sporting a Gehmann adjustable iris:

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(As an aside...the fabled British Parker-Hale sights are also 7/32 X 40, though the steeper UK-standard thread angle makes the disk shaft slightly larger in diameter. Thus an odd situation where US disks fit P-H sights, but not the other way around. The exception is Lyman sights, which will usually take P-H disks.)


    
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DT Fletcher
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Crosman peep sight threading

June 1 2017, 10:05 AM 

The peep sights sometimes seen on the old 101 (1949 only)/107/108/109/110/113/114/118 rifles are also 7/32 X 40 thread.

 
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ChrisK
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Very informative Mike. Thanks for the extra effort/info. n/t

June 21 2017, 4:26 PM 


 
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Benny
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Bushings

June 21 2017, 7:09 PM 

Gehmann also makes a bushing (PH999) to adapt larger European discs to the Williams sight. They use a M.40x10 fine thread and it works okay but could be a little tighter. Personally I prefer the Champions Choice bushing as it is a tighter fit and doesn't break loose when twisting my adjustable iris.

 
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