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Old 03-13-2012, 04:20 PM
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I need to move my rear sight in the dovetail. This is on a 5.5" barrel from the late 70's early 80's vintage (pre Kreg version).

I see one set screw. Is there anything else holding the sight in place? I loosened the screw and attempted to move the sight with a few light raps with a soft tool. No movement. Did not want to go any further without confirming how this was affixed without getting more information.

Thanks for your advice.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:31 PM
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I thought they all had adjustable sights? Mine is a little newer than yours.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:55 PM
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Yes, these are adjustable, but I need a more right windage adjustment.

I've had my barrel relined and the POI has shifted quite a bit. I've got accuracy, but need more adjustment to get perfection.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:51 PM
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Mine is newer than yours and it doesn't have anything holding it in the dovetail. I'm guessing yours is the same.

The sight has been in place for 30+ years. It's probably just tight. Try a few drops of Kroil or other penitrating oil, let it sit a bit, and then whack it using a nylon punch.

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Soak as suggested, loosen lock screw (it is in a hole in the bbl so really loosen), drift left to right. hard to believe you don't have enough adjustment - retry after soaking going back and forth several times.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:01 AM
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Thanks for the reply's guys. If the set screw goes into the barrel I am not going to achieve my objective and have the sight secured with the same integrity.

I'll go ahead and spill what I'm experiencing with the sight adjustment. Just had a barrel relined and got out to shoot it for the first time. The sights were set a little left of center. The first shots indicated a big correction to the right. I've adjusted all the way right an still need a little more.

I'm a little concerned that something went wrong in the process but have not done enough testing to really understand what is going on. I do know something is different.

My first thought is that the barrel has a new axial orientation, which is concerning. This could mean the recess in on the bold face is not centered on the case head, which could be a problem. The gun functions fine.

Could a bum crown kick all shots the same direction with relatively good accuracy?

I really need to shoot this more to confirm all this. I don't think it was that windy on Sunday.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:06 AM
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Assuming yours is like mine --- it's only that teensy-tiny set screw (and friction) holding the rear sight.

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