Ranger Point profiled dovetail fillers are specially machined to "flush mount" on .850" and .900" round rifle barrels.
These already profiled dovetail blanks are hand fit in minutes and save you the 1-2 hours of filing necessary to fit
- Machined out of steel (salt bath black nitride coated) or stainless steel
- Flush mounts so as to remove the usual "unsightly bulge" of other blanks
- Available in two sizes: .850" diameter and .900" diameter (fits most rifle barrels such as Marlin, Henry, Winchester, Savage, Mossberg, etc).
* Please note: these parts are extremely time consuming to make thus why they cost more than the "unsightly bulge" options on the market. They have delicate edges so they are a "loose" fit and are kept in place with red loktite. No unsightly bulge and save you the time usually spent sanding, filing and fitting with other options.
Test fit the dovetail filler in the barrel cut. In most cases, it will slide in easily, or with gentle tapping. Do not attempt to drift in the blank with a punch, as this will damage the thin side edges. If the filler does not fit, use a file or sandpaper to remove material from the fore/aft sharp edges (not bevels). If removing a few thousands of an inch doesn't get a fit, the bottom of the filler may need to be lapped on fine sandpaper to loosen the overall fit. Cold blue may be used for touching up bare metal. Once a slip fit is achieved, degrease the filler and the dovetail cut, then apply Red Loctite (or similar) generously to help fill voids and prevent rust. Wipe away excess and let set. Apply gun oil after adhesive sets. When the factory rear sight is removed it leaves an unsightly dovetail cut in the barrel. Our profiled blanks fill this dovetail to closely match the diameter of the barrel, rather than having an equally unsightly raised hunk of metal.