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.
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).
Just walking on the edge of of my grave.