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Night sights

Postby rodom » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:54 am

I'm throwing this out to the more knowledgeable members out there. My M53 kit from Apex came with the "glow in the dark" luminescence night sights. I really doubt that they still work, but I was curious as to if this was a common feature, or did I get lucky? I hadn't seen this to be a common feature, and I really like it.

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Re: Night sights

Postby along » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:10 pm

I guess try it out at night and see if they work. they sound pretty cool.

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Re: Night sights

Postby JBaum » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:31 pm

You got lucky. They're not common.
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Re: Night sights

Postby rodom » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:51 pm

Thanks again, John. I know I hadn't seen them on the other builds I've seen, but I just didn't know enough about the subject. How about you Along? Did your kit come with them?

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Re: Night sights

Postby marknct » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:25 pm

I bought 2 at the same time. One had them and the other didn't.

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Re: Night sights

Postby rodom » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:45 am

I had a chance to check my night sights out. The rear sight, which has probably been covered most of it's life works, but the front sight, which was exposed when I got it, doesn't glow. I don't know of anyway to "recharge" something like that. Can it be done?

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Re: Night sights

Postby Der Alder » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:41 pm

I've heard of guy getting the tiny tritium viles on ebay and using them. Take some white calking and fill the recess and carefully place a vile in each. I did something similar with a British Trilux SUIT scope on my L1A1. There is a thread on it on Falfiles.

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Re: Night sights

Postby drooling idiot » Thu May 05, 2016 4:10 pm

Repaint with Glow-on ( http://glow-on.com/index.html ).
Light output after charging with a blacklight for a few seconds is much brighter than tritium for hours.
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