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Old 10-28-2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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clamping the barrel in a vise makes a big difference! should come out with a punch and hammer.

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OUCH!! We were deer hunting one year when one of my buds said his gun was shooting way to the right. All we had was a hammer & screwdriver to perform this operation. No problem, the gun has been through many hunts and it showed it. He held the gun & I proceeded to knock the sight blade and bead plum off. I gave him my back up gun to hunt with. I bought the sight pusher and replacement front sight as soon as I got home. That was my learning experience.

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The sight has to come out from left to right and go back in from right to left. I always used a piece of hardwood dowel so I would not mar anything.

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Get a bigger hammer lol (joke guys). But realy ive had hit some alot harder then u would think to get them moving.

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I GOT IT OUT! And in one piece too!

l let it bathe in some WD 40 again while I had lunch. Then I spent some time playing with it and my friends; the small c clamp, and the nuts & bolts, & tape that I was using as blocking. I did manage to get to slide a bit. But then I couldn't secure the barrel in the clamp any more. It kept slipping and rotating instead of pushing the sight.

I tried the hammer and punch (really a bolt) again and it came out. Not right out, but it did move with each tap. I think it only took about a dozen taps this time, unlike the plethora of wacks I gave it unsuccessfully before.

I think moving and stressing the blade with the clamp helped the oil penetrate into the joint. I suspect the same could have been accomplished with just the WD 40 and a pair of pliers gripping the blade and stressing it back and forth for a while.
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There is always a side-grinder............It is amazing what you can do with one of them if you have a delicate touch.

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Hint to gunsmiths- - don't let customers see you removing sights with a side grinder.

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