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Old 03-23-2020, 01:12 PM
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Hi,

Which way do you turn the elevation adjustment screw to raise the point of impact?

I'm a new owner of a 5904 with a factory adjustable rear sight (ears). The adjustment directions are not marked (or I need better glasses).

The gun is shooting way low and I want to move the point of impact up.

The elevation adjustment screw is 'stuck'. I think it is torqued into a limit and I don't want to use any force until I'm sure which direction to turn the elevation screw. I'm afraid of further torquing the elevation adjustment screw the wrong way.

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Generally clockwise (like a normal screw) lowers all rear sights, counter clockwise raises the sight. Move the rear sight the direction you want the bullet to move. Unless someone installed a way too tall front sight you should have some adjustment. Put a little oil on the adjustment screw and let it soak in sometimes they do rust or gunk up.

I believe some older I frame or j frame 22s rear sight is backwards because of its design.

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Probably more info than you want but the answer may be in the PDF here - http://smith-wessonforum.com/138181987-post2.html
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Here's the exploded diagram of that sight.

If for some reason you want/need to disassemble it beware of the small springs & plungers.

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Clockwise lowers the rear sight blade, lowering your point of impact. Verified on my 5906 with "winged' adjustable sights.

The vertical adjustment screw only has 4 clicks per revolution, the horizontal adjustment has 6 clicks per revolution.

If the horizontal screw head is centered vertically in the adjustment "window" on the right sight ear, you should have some adjustment left. If it's near the top or bottom, the adjustment is probably maxed out in one direction. You should be able to gently lift up the rear of the sight to see if it's free to pivot.

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