Originally Posted by magnumman
Thank you. I plan on doing it without any modern equipment. I am going to take a punch to it to start with but it is really loose. I may have to make a new sight base if that doesn't work. I had no intention of welding it, that was me being a smart @$$. I did all of the work to this point with sandpaper, carving tools, and files. The last thing I am going to do is take a welding rod to it.
Magnumman, no sweat, it's better to be a smart a**, than a dumb one. Good luck
oh, if it is still too loose, try light taps, with a non-maring hammer over the fount and back edges of the dovetail. Baby taps, testing the fit for change as you go.