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opsshadowninja 05-10-2013 11:55 AM

Taking off a mossberg 500 front sight
 
Feel so dumb for even doing this... I tried taking off the original factory bead on my moss500 only to completely shred the walls of the little bolt. I tried everything I could think of. Nw I'm going to have to drill out the old bead and replace it. It's too late for my gun but for future reference, how do I correctly remove the front sight? Is there a special tool or technique? Thanks.

therewolf 05-10-2013 12:02 PM

Was it your intention to install another sight?

mountainman13 05-10-2013 12:03 PM

There is a tool.

opsshadowninja 05-10-2013 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by therewolf
Was it your intention to install another sight?

No. The heat shield over the barrel could not be removed with the sight installed. I was just going to temporarily remove it and replace it when I had removed the shield.

HockaLouis 05-11-2013 12:15 AM

You use a little wrench. Walls of what little bolt!? Picture please...

MisterMcCool 05-11-2013 12:18 AM

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Tried to turn it with some pliers and rounded it off, didn't you?

opsshadowninja 05-11-2013 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by MisterMcCool
Tried to turn it with some pliers and rounded it off, didn't you?

Yes I did. Lol and then it got all buggered up.

SoloScuba 07-28-2013 09:31 AM

Broke off the top of the bead when taking the heat sheid off of mine, now I'm looking for a small wrench to remove it the rest of the way and replace it with a new one. That brass is soft.

hiwall 07-28-2013 01:10 PM

Bead sights are often installed with Loctite. After they are screwed in they are smoothed off from inside the barrel, often causing a small lip of metal that has to be overcome during removal. Sights are often soft metal(brass or aluminum). All these things often result in them being ruined during removal(even by professionals).


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