Model 72 Hornet

Discussion in 'Sako Rimfires and Small Action Rifles' started by Maximillion, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Maximillion

    Maximillion Member

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    Was lucky and found one recently at a Estate Auction-Rifle is probably 95 %+ someone had bedded front of action BUT it was missing the rear sight.

    Any leads on finding one I believe they were made by Williams and does it have a 14" or 16: twist rate ?


    Thanx

    Max
     

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    iwanna Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure you are right about Williams as the rear sight. I had a M72 in .22lr.
     
  3. stonecreek

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    Give a call to Williams. If he's still around there is a gentleman there who is pretty savvy on which particular sights they supplied to various manufacturers and who can tell you right away which is the correct replacement sight. If you have difficulty finding the right one let me know and I can take a photo and post it of one of the original P-72 rear sights.
     
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    Hey Stonecreek, I would like to see your P72 rear sights, or the entire rifle for that matter. Could you also send a photo of the inside of the stock, action removed, so I can better understand what, if anything, is missing on mine. Thanks, Craig
     
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    Okay, here ya go: Top to bottom is a M78 Hornet, a P72 .22 WMR, and a P72 .22LR. (They are in reverse order in the third photo.) As you can see, there are two of the three triggers found on this series represented. The last photo is of the rear sight on the P72 WMR. Its blade has been removed for scope use. It is a Williams, as are the sights which go on the other two rifles. Hope this helps.

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  6. enotstehw

    enotstehw Banned

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    The early P72's with low serial numbers had Sako rear sights.

    I think Deergoose has one.

    See thread "another P72 anomaly" started by L61R
     
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    Ah that's good
    Can anyone tell me the exact williams sight to use
    Mines missing so thought I would order one to make complete
     

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