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Wondersight for S&W revolvers

#1 Post by Simmer down » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:25 pm

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I can't believe I just now found these.
http://www.hollowpointmold.com/wondersight/
$42 is above my impulse buy for novelties. Any of you old folks use these before? They might be entertaining for some of my elderly specimens.
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#2 Post by Buck13 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:34 pm

Huh. I wonder if I can successfully bubba my gutter-sight GP100 with that?
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#3 Post by beaurrr » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:33 pm

I'd love to try one on my L frame but that doesn't appear to be one of the models it fits....
But I do have a couple N frames that could use a better sight pictures :) .
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#4 Post by zagone » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:55 pm

This is very interesting!

I'm looking around a bit and then may buy this.

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#5 Post by pokute » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:22 pm

I am an expert on these. They are, like everything else, slightly more complicated to use than they appear. But they do work, are very well made, and funky as a skunk!
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#6 Post by pokute » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:23 pm

beaurrr wrote:I'd love to try one on my L frame but that doesn't appear to be one of the models it fits....
But I do have a couple N frames that could use a better sight pictures :) .
They only fit 5 screw Smiths without modifying the gun by drilling and tapping a small hole in the same position as the Smith "Bug Screw".
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#7 Post by pokute » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:33 pm

An important part of the installation is the scrupulous cleaning of the area around the bug screw and the use of very strong, thin, solvent resistant double-stick-tape under the flange of the Wondersight. Without the DST, the Wondersight will move even under the pokey recoil of a 32 S&W. Experimentation with strong rubber cement like Weldwood, to make sure it doesn't strip bluing, would be worthwhile.
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#8 Post by pokute » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:38 pm

The guy who makes the Wondersight is, by the way, an awesome gunsmith. Those of you in Oregon near Philomath are fortunate indeed. He will no longer talk to me after finding out that I fired 32L's in a 32-20 gun. He may be smarter than anybody else I know.

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#9 Post by zagone » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:03 pm

Thank you Pokute.

I have one on order.

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#10 Post by Bacchus » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:58 pm

pokute wrote:The guy who makes the Wondersight is, by the way, an awesome gunsmith. Those of you in Oregon near Philomath are fortunate indeed. He will no longer talk to me after finding out that I fired 32L's in a 32-20 gun. He may be smarter than anybody else I know.
Huh, I'm only a few minutes away, just east of Philomath. I go there regularly for the best doughnuts around, at Nutcakes.

Does he work on Rugers?
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#11 Post by pokute » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:21 pm

Bacchus wrote:
pokute wrote:The guy who makes the Wondersight is, by the way, an awesome gunsmith. Those of you in Oregon near Philomath are fortunate indeed. He will no longer talk to me after finding out that I fired 32L's in a 32-20 gun. He may be smarter than anybody else I know.
Huh, I'm only a few minutes away, just east of Philomath. I go there regularly for the best doughnuts around, at Nutcakes.

Does he work on Rugers?
I imagine he'll work on anything, for anybody except me!

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#12 Post by zagone » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:41 pm

I have my snubbie at a gunsmith to install a Wondersight and a big dot sight on the front.

Yes - the gunsmith thinks I am both stupid and insane. ("Why are you putting sights on a pocket gun?")

I don't care - if I can marginally improve my aim with this gun, I will consider it worth it. Also - my eyes are old and I am having lots of trouble seeing both the front sight (nail polish was not good enough) and lining the front sight up with the little groove on top.

I am one of those people who actually goes to the range and practices with their snubbie. I don't care if the gun looks funny.

Not that I'm sensitive or anything about this. :whistle:

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#13 Post by zagone » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:25 pm

zagone wrote:I have my snubbie at a gunsmith to install a Wondersight and a big dot sight on the front.

Yes - the gunsmith thinks I am both stupid and insane. ("Why are you putting sights on a pocket gun?")

I don't care - if I can marginally improve my aim with this gun, I will consider it worth it. Also - my eyes are old and I am having lots of trouble seeing both the front sight (nail polish was not good enough) and lining the front sight up with the little groove on top.

I am one of those people who actually goes to the range and practices with their snubbie. I don't care if the gun looks funny.

Not that I'm sensitive or anything about this. :whistle:

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Gunsmith would not install the Wondersight - called me after a month and claimed that the screw hole he would have to drill on my particular model of pistol to install it would interfere with the hammer. :?

Maybe... I generally listen to experts, so maybe he was right..

I'm kind of discouraged, not handy with tools myself, and running out of desire to pay people to do stuff.

I guess I'll throw the Wondersight in storage and perhaps it will go on another pistol. Someday.

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#14 Post by Bisbee » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:27 am

"...not handy with tools myself, and running out of desire to pay people to do stuff," is pretty much how any one of us who eventually acquired a collection of tools and the skills to use them started.
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Re: Wondersight for S&W revolvers

#15 Post by AZAndy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:34 am

I had no idea these were still being made. My M1905 would definitely be improved by one; the rear sight is a tiny shallow invisible notch. Has the screw in the right place, too. At first, I thought it wasn't a part for such a revolver, because the description says "three screw," which it ain't. Then I noticed that "three screw" is explained by saying that they're commonly called "four screw" or "five screw." Umm... :blink:
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