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Old 07-12-2018, 11:34 AM
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New 63 rear elevation screw stuck New 63 rear elevation screw stuck New 63 rear elevation screw stuck New 63 rear elevation screw stuck New 63 rear elevation screw stuck  
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Default New 63 rear elevation screw stuck

I have a brand new model 63. I took it to the range and adjusted the elevation screw counterclockwise to raise the sight. Well, when I did it I noticed that it felt really rough and gritty. I went to shooting again and decided to move it back down a fraction and that's when I realized the screw has ceased up. I can't get it to budge and don't want to apply to much force to try and get it moving.

Any suggestions on what may have happened and how to get it loosened up? I'm thinking there is a burr or grit in there.

I emailed S&W about it and they want me to send it in. But honestly I don't feel like shipping it back and waiting two months or more for what may be a minor problem and fixable on my own.

Any help would be appreciated. If nothing works then I may send it in.

PS LOVE this gun. And in the position the sight is stuck in, it's just a tad high, but still hitting bullseyes.

My dad managed to get it loose. He took a pair of vice grips and clamped it to the screwdriver for a better angle and gently, with some muscle, moved it back and forth. It snapped loose.

We didn't remove the screw all the way, but loosened it enough to get some CLP oil down it. Worked it in and now it's perfect. Just have to re-sight it.

Last edited by atomicsmurf; 07-12-2018 at 12:47 PM. Reason: SOLVED
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