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    Posted: Nov 28 2019 at 8:22am
My name is Chuckalac and I have had a Saginaw for about 15 yrs now. Its a Korean war gun and when I got it the rear sight was missing and it was scattery at 100 yds. I read somewhere to replace the steel recoil block which I did and the little gun closed right up. I put a scope on it and used it.
 The gun did not look right but it worked. 
The gun has nice wood and there is carving on the stock as well as the same name inscribed on the magazine. I surmise this gun was not a line doggie weapon its too nice.
I am primarily into 50's and I am an active shooter/reloader/experimenter. I also like my Rem 700 6.5 Creedmoor. I am not a gun collector per se so all my guns are working guns and I have comparitively few guns. My guns are all fully functionable and accurate.
I am intered in finding out more about the name on the stock and magazine He was in Korea in 1951
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Post some photos Chuck.
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Welcome to the CCC forum from New Mexico!

All of us have comparatively few guns...comparatively. Yes, pictures!
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Ok I do not really do gun porn but I will see how to do it. Like said I really only have working guns and tho I shoot ELD 1K yds  I am not a precisioneer. I am not a Howitzer Operator I shoot from the ground off a bipod and really strive for 1MOA 10" group.
I like my little Carbine and I am trying to make it as efficient as I can 
I put a Kensight adjustable rear sight on and its nicely made etc yadda yadda. I had a big problem. Back in my day I was trained to make long shots with Orifice sights. My sights were very precisely installed and things like the actual orifice encompassed the front globe which in turn centered the post up to achieve perfect alignment etc etc.
Now the thick rear pipe caused me to see a wierdly shaped orifice which had no relationship with the front sight group. I fixed that by dismanteling the rear group and counter boring the hole with a small center drill so that I had a bowl with about 0.60 thick orifice at the front curing that problem. I then bored the orifice so that it framed the front group horns nicely to center the blade top up nicely.
I have a piece of 1.5mm orange fiber optic which I am going to design a fitting to be brazed to the top of the post at the correct height to help my old eyes. This I hope will give me a precise short range weapon with a fast aquisition capability. I am hoping for 2 1/2" @ 200 yds for a nice light Deer gun
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is this what you had in mind?
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Yes that is exactly what I am doing. What dia fiber optic have you used on yours I have 1.5 mm tho I wonder if that is a bit on the teeny side for fast aquisition etc. Did you drill your holder I have one drilled out but I am out of oxygen right now so I will try to pick some up during the week if i can fit it in. I was thinking of sighting the plain post in at 100 yds by filing etc with the orifice about midships and then fitting the holder to the same height on the post. What did you do?  Chuck
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Yup tenOCEE The name is John R Thurston engraved on the magazine and the stock is carved Thurston 1951 Korea. The wood is nice and not all dinged up and the bore is not shot out. The action is rattly smooth and locks up nicely.
 I have no idea about how to do the research nor do I have time with the economy being like it is. I am a steel structural inspector and I also do NDT in the field so I am covered up with work. I have the steel for about $300,000,000 worth of various construction. Private and Govt. A lot of it is military 
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I found on the internet the 1.38 mm fiber optic that fit snugly into a piece of aluminum tubing I found in my junk drawer. Cut the tubing slightly longer then the sight blade,Before inserting the fiber, file an opening in the middle of the tubing that will expose some of the fiber . Cut the fiber about 1/64"longer than the tubing so you can warm the ends of the fiber to prevent it from coming out
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