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Old 03-11-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Problem adjusting AK-47 front sight

I have a pre-ban "56S" AK-47 with a very stubborn front sight. I do have the proper sight adjusting tool, but the sucker will not move. It's not rusted, and just for grins, I even applied a little penetrating oil - still no budge, no matter how much force I apply to the tool. There doesn't appear to be a locking screw anywhere...what am I missing???

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Old 03-11-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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Halt, hammer time!

No there's no locking screw, it's probably just stuck. You might want to try tapping it with a hammer, use force within reason.


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Might try a hair dryer to about 3 minutes, followed by the sight tool. Heated metal expands, maybe just enough to move.
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c3... I might try that, but wouldn't that just expand everything? both the male and female parts? Just how much force is "normal" for these things?
Aleksi... I have tried that with a drift and a hammer. Didn't budge. I hate hammering on things without proper jigs or fixtures...
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If you heat everything long enough, it all expands. But for a short period the outer part expands before the inner gets hot.
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Okay... so what I'm getting so far is this:

1. the sight should be moving
2. and there are no locking setscrews that need loosening.
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I was finally able to get the sight to move. It took several good whacks with a punch and hammer.
Everything's good now...

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