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catfishhunter
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Real Name: william calkins

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: peep sights Reply with quote

I am looking for some material on when peep sights were first made used and so forth, It seems more and more clubs are allowing them and a lot of the people who are using them dont need them, and then they wonder why the clubs are having trouble getting new members. Scratch
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems this was never talked about... I have seen peep sights on arquebus from arround 1525-1550 so if you need evidence of that I can send you pictures from the Germanishe National Museum.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I have seen peeps on matchlocks as well. They apparently fell out of use.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a book on Marksmanship that has a lot of historical items. Double set triggers and vernier peep sights were common in the 1500's on target crossbows in Switzerland. There was a photo of a 1600's military musket with multiple holes in it's very rugged peep sight for different ranges.

The problem is the Period Everyday Common test. Peep sights are a good idea that was never very popular except with the target shooting crowd.

I started using them when I discovered I had a bad problem with astigmatism. A peep sight on the gun or a peep on my glasses sharpens up the sights to where I can keep competing in all but the most period correct matches. In those my bad eyes make me shoot periodly badly. About half my shots hit center, and the other half hit high and left.

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