An octagon banded front sight

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  1. Butch Lambert

    Butch Lambert AH Senior Member

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    I built a 6.5X47 Lapua with an octagon barrel and wanted an octagon banded front sight. I knew that I had to make my own. I had a piece of 4340CM and started whittling metal off of it.
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    I actually made 2, but the first was done with the tip of the endmill and left too much tool marks. The second was done by the side or flute of the endmill. A friend had a wire EDM and cut the octagon ID.
     

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    Beautiful work! First time I've actually seen this done.
     
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    I like your type of OCD!
     
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    Beautiful work Butch!
     
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    Truly a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  6. Butch Lambert

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    Thanks for the kind words.
     

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    Amazing work!
     

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    Darned difficult project you did there. Hats off to you sir.
     

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    Very nice work a true craftsman
     

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