View Full Version : Need to put a new bead sight on my

March 11, 2017, 00:58
12 gauge, bought one real cheap because the muzzle is out of round, will cut a couple of inches off and put on a new sight, any thoughts on where to get and do?

March 11, 2017, 09:03
Brownells has the beads and taps for them.

March 11, 2017, 09:09
They should have some savvy dudes to answer any questions.

It depends on what your purpose is. There are many options from the old gold bead to the new high-vis types. There used to be a "band" type that slipped on and held by a set screw, kind of ugly, but quick and dirty.
The basic bead required drilling and tapping a 3-32? hole and screwing the bead in with a special tool sold by Brownell's and others.

It you whack a couple inches off the front of the barrel, you will lose whatever choke it had. Maybe a good time to install a variable choke devise or threaded for choke tubes, but that is likely something to send the barrel out for.

Of course, there's nothing like a good old Cylinder bore for spreading things around if that's the plan.

March 11, 2017, 10:30
I would go with what MAINER said. Take it to a reputable gunshop and they should be able to ream out the barrel, thread it and install a choke tube for around $100 They can also install a front sight for a little more.

Depending on the make, replacement barrels start around $200 and up.