Do your night sights work?

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  1. DaTeacha

    DaTeacha Things are not what they seem. Forum Contributor

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    Again, last night I was cleaning the grease from my Yugo. Just for fun, I shut off the lights to see if I could find the night sights in the dark. Mine are kind of light brown and showed no signs of glowing in the dark.

    Should they be a lighter color? As in, are mine grease soaked or something? Has anyone looked down the night sights and been able to pick them up? Do you need some minimal light?

    I have zero experience with shooting with no light at all, just with lights mounted on the 10/22 when reducing the local 'coon problem.
  2. res45

    res45 G&G Regular

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    Most if not all are pretty much dead by now,nothing you can do to revive them,I have been thinking about getting some glow powder and mixing it with 2 part clear epoxy and redoing mine just haven't gotten around to it yet. It's last about 24hrs with a full charge of light.

    Glow in the Dark
  3. Big Dog

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    There are two types of M59/66 night sights:
    1) 'Glow in the dark paint'
    2) Tritium bulbs

    Both have long ago exceeded their life expectancy. New paint can be applied.
  4. DaTeacha

    DaTeacha Things are not what they seem. Forum Contributor

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    Mine are the phosphorescent paint. According to the box, my gun was either made or shipped in November 2007, although it certainly looks like it put up with a lot of wear if it's only a year old.
  5. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Enthusiast

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    You know? I never ever looked at them at night.
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    marion57 G&G Newbie

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    If its been setting in a safe it isnt going to glow anyway LOL
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    gandog56 G&G Enthusiast

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    Plus I have a fiber optic front sight on mine, anyways! And A diopter rear sight.
  8. stevem44

    stevem44 G&G Newbie

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    mine do very little, like if i had to use them i could
    (i have the Tritium sights)
  9. kansascoyote

    kansascoyote G&G Newbie

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    It may have bet shipped in 2007 teach but it aint new. According to wicapedie the sks was allmost completely abandoned in production in the late 60's
  10. DaTeacha

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    That sounds a lot more realistic, given the condition and lack of blue on the magazine and rear housing.
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    They have been dead for a while. Repaint them if you need that feature.
  12. jensenjoe

    jensenjoe G&G Newbie

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    I like night sights, I think they should work, and I don't mean to be a wise guy, but with all due respect don't you think you need to be sure who or what your shooting at before you squeeze the trigger?
    Just a thought.
  13. tengew

    tengew G&G Newbie

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    these guns have been sitting in a warehouse for over thirty years packed in cosmoline the
    phosphorus has a shelf life i had a can from 1993 and it was dead in 1997 so clean off the varnish and repaint
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  15. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Enthusiast

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    My Yugo was built in 1976, so that ain't true.
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    marion57 G&G Newbie

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    Collecting and Shooting the SKS Carbine - HISTORY

    Rremember the old rule that there are exceptions to every rule?
    gandogs SKS and one other i have seen 1976 , and romainian up to 1979
    and is posible the romainaians made them later as the denighed even making any till a few years ago
  17. johndeere-green

    johndeere-green G&G Newbie

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    I have heard that you have to recharge the tritanium(which is the material that makes it glow). Although I have never charged mine or seen anyone do it.
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  19. gandog56

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    They don't recharge them, they replace them.
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    Respected member? Bahhhh hum bug
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