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Old 10-23-2009, 11:09 PM
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Regardless of brand, what is a good way to turn the front sight post if you do not have one of those little tools. It is very frustrating and I'm sure there is a simple way. Yes I know the little pin must be pushed in before the post is turned to the next notch. Thanks.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:52 PM
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the gi manual says to use the tip of a 223 round to push down the little pin and turn the sight.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:22 PM
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Pocket knife will work too.
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thanks, what i was talking about was the turning of the post itself, i didnt want to scar it up w-a pair of pliers, mine is really stiff and hard to turn...got it done though, shoots right on target, shot another 175 today...damn these are fun
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:21 AM
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True that! Of all the firearms I've ever fired the AR-15 is my favorite to shoot.
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That front sight needs periodic maintenance too. The GI service rifle operator's manual specifies one drop of lubricant on the front sight as needed.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:14 AM
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Bullet tip, nail, ball point pen, etc. We all used nails (tip rounded off a bit) on the range.
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