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Old 03-29-2017, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by matteekay View Post
Howdy all!

I'm replacing a rear sight on my K-frame. I've already broken off the windage screw, but the nut on the other side is so stripped that it can't be turned even with the correct spanner bit. My thought is to drill it out until I can break what's left of the windage screw and push out the remains of the nut. Are there any better/easier ways that I'm missing?
You watched Larry Potterfield's video, didn't you? The windage screw must be turned to the right, not left, until it breaks. Then you can just push the sight slide to the left and unscrew the broken screw and but with your fingers. Once the sccrew has been broken by turning the wrong way about all that can be done is to drill the staked end out of the screw to allow the but to be removed as others have suggested!
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