Originally Posted by Doug in Alaska
I have a 183 series mini 14 (have no idea when it was manufactured). I don't like the factory sights, I just can't seem to get the elevation set high enough at 100 yards. I'd like to replace both sights and maybe go with a firesight type front. Any suggestions on a good set of sights that will fit the 183 series. Is this series considered and older model?
Thanks, Doug in AK
Doug, this might be your lucky day. Another member of the forum just made some sweet front sights available that he developed; these should definitely work for your front sight. Note that they attach to the top of your gas block. Here's the thread with info on how to buy them:
As for a rear sight, if you don't like the factory one, somebody here will know one that will fit. I can't tell you for sure, as I have the newer series Mini and I like the factory rear sight ok. Some options to check out for rear sights (contact the companies and make sure they will fit your model) might include:
* The Williams WGRS receiver-mounted sight (http://www.williamsgunsight.com
-- they have an 800 number and helpful techs who will help you figure out if a sight will work for you). They also have a more expensive, target oriented sight in their FP series with an internal micrometer and target knobs, but that one may require drilling/tapping to mount on your receiver. Just ask them.
* Xs Sights.com. They make a sight set for Minis, http://www.xssights.com/store/tactical.html
. Call them.
* Check into Millett sights. They make a nice sight set for the Mini. [Edited update]. Did some research for you, found the page on the Millett sights website that lists the Mini peep sights they have available:
* Accuracy Systems makes a beautiful milled rear sight for Minis. Again, call them to make sure it fits your rifle. http://www.accuracysystemsinc.com/mi...cessories.html
. Scroll down to where it says "new milled rear sight."
Last edited by timlt; 11-11-2006 at 11:09.