So after I lost my mind and shelled out big bucks for a new mini 14 with the protected front sight I bought a Flash supressor/Muzzle brake with Bayonet lug (the 'pin behind' front sight will not fit). The destructions said to remove the pin holding front sight, remove front sight and install Muzzle brake with lug and front sight included and reinstall pin. No Problem. Removed pin and tried to remove sight. Holly Sh!t how did they get that on there? a twenty ton press? My question is, Is there a secret to removing this sight, should I take it to my local Gunsmith or just forget the hole mess? I would be grateful for any help. Thanks.