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Old 07-22-2012, 06:47 AM   #11
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Dang what about finding the dimensions and chucking something up in the lathe. I know it's not easy but it may be worth the shot?
That's sort of where I am headed. I think if I chuck up a larger set screw and turn the taper that might work, but the other idea is to get a taper pin and thread the larger end of it, but in either case I would have to get a taper reamer to make the hole in the sight match the profile of the pin for them to lock together solidly.

Maybe I should just silver-solder the sight in place. All of my adjustments are made with the rear sight anyhow, and I seen no real need to have the front sight removable in any case.
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OK, I can get taper pins for less than 10 cents each, and I can get combination taper reamer drill bits as well that will drill and ream the taper in one operation. They are $60 freaking dollars each!

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:46 PM   #13
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Set it in place with JB weld or Acraglass , it will work great if you ever have to replace it just heat it with a torch, you could also soft solder it in place.

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