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Anyone have suggestions for dealing with iron sights on my MZ with old eyes? Have trouble seeing my front sight. They are fixed iron sights but don't know if painting them is an option. Cant move the sights.

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I have an aperture sight (peep sight) on my cap gun and intend to put one on my newly acquired flintlock if that's legal in late season. I've seen elsewhere on here that is now legal.

Can someone clarify if an aperture sight is legal in late season?

Update: just looked it up and it say's right in the digest that peep sights are legal. Definitely the way to go for old eyes IMO.

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Anyone have suggestions for dealing with iron sights on my MZ with old eyes? Have trouble seeing my front sight. They are fixed iron sights but don't know if painting them is an option. Cant move the sights.

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Try a dab of white, red or orange fingernail polish to the back edge of the front sight.
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Just like Rusty said.

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Maybe switch to a brass front sight? My Lancaster has a brass front sight and its quite easy to see when placed in the notch of the dark rear sight.
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Check https://williamsgunsight.com/, they have peeps that can be mounted on muzzle loaders. Place the front and rear as far apart as possible, and Rusty's suggestion is good one also.

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Anyone have suggestions for dealing with iron sights on my MZ with old eyes? Have trouble seeing my front sight. They are fixed iron sights but don't know if painting them is an option. Cant move the sights.

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Fiber optic sights have kept me in the hunt with my flintlock at age 63. Rear sights has two fiber optic bright green dots and front sight is fiber optic orange. Google 'fiber optic sights for flintlocks" The williams sight is very similiar to mine.

I tried white paint on my front sight prior to this is was not to my liking, even more so with snow on ground.

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Try a dab of white, red or orange fingernail polish to the back edge of the front sight.
I use white paint, against a deers coat it shows very well, snow is no problem.
Been using it for several years now.
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for front sights if staying traditional a true brass bead (not just a round flat face) or a brass partridge front sight with the top corner slightly rounded off are the most visible for me in dim light. the brass will tarnish, once or twice a year lightly buff with OOOO steel wool for best light gathering effect

if not worried about being traditional fiber optics are by far the most visible in dim light that I have tried, way ahead of paint.
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Check https://williamsgunsight.com/, they have peeps that can be mounted on muzzle loaders. Place the front and rear as far apart as possible, and Rusty's suggestion is good one also.
I 2nd the williams peep. Put them on 2 of my flinters and use what they call the twilight apertures. Works wonderful for me and greatly increased my accuracy.
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