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.
     
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  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
     
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  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.
     
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  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.
     
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  5. gandog56

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    You know? I never ever looked at them at night.
     
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  6. marion57

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    If its been setting in a safe it isnt going to glow anyway LOL
     
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  7. gandog56

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    Plus I have a fiber optic front sight on mine, anyways! And A diopter rear sight.
     
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    mine do very little, like if i had to use them i could
    (i have the Tritium sights)
     
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  9. kansascoyote

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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
     
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  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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  11. SwedeSteve

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    They have been dead for a while. Repaint them if you need that feature.
     
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  12. jensenjoe

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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.
     
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  13. tengew

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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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    My Yugo was built in 1976, so that ain't true.
     
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  16. marion57

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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
     
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  17. johndeere-green

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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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    They don't recharge them, they replace them.
     
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  20. marion57

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    Respected member? Bahhhh hum bug
    LOL
     
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