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Posted: 8/12/2005 5:05:35 PM EDT
I purchased my first M1A today.

The front sight is marked "NM, 072." When I left the shop, the sight moved laterally with no resistance. I figured it was something I could tighten at home. No such luck! I dogged the front sight screw tight and still there is lateral movement.

What am I doing wrong?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 5:55:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bklyn_Irish:
I purchased my first M1A today.

The front sight is marked "NM, 072." When I left the shop, the sight moved laterally with no resistance. I figured it was something I could tighten at home. No such luck! I dogged the front sight screw tight and still there is lateral movement.

What am I doing wrong?



So tightening the set screw did not work?

Man you are having all kinds of problems with this one.

Recall bolt
Loose front sight

Man.. I hope you don't have any more issues!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:40:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ripcode:

Originally Posted By Bklyn_Irish:
I purchased my first M1A today.

The front sight is marked "NM, 072." When I left the shop, the sight moved laterally with no resistance. I figured it was something I could tighten at home. No such luck! I dogged the front sight screw tight and still there is lateral movement.

What am I doing wrong?



So tightening the set screw did not work?

Man you are having all kinds of problems with this one.

Recall bolt
Loose front sight

Man.. I hope you don't have any more issues!



Minor inconveniences that will be made right, although I am a little disappointed I don't get to shoot it tomorrow. It will be another Garand Saturday.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:50:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bklyn_Irish:
Minor inconveniences that will be made right, although I am a little disappointed I don't get to shoot it tomorrow. It will be another Garand Saturday.



That's cool.

Still that is a bummer to buy a rifle and then not get to shoot us. Let us know when you get it back!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:58:16 PM EDT
If I'd bought it new, I'd be a little cranky.

There will be a range report...I promise!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:15:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ripcode:

Originally Posted By Bklyn_Irish:
Minor inconveniences that will be made right, although I am a little disappointed I don't get to shoot it tomorrow. It will be another Garand Saturday.



That's cool.

Still that is a bummer to buy a rifle and then not get to shoot us. Let us know when you get it back!



I would think you would be happy he does not get to shoot you.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:42:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:

Originally Posted By Ripcode:

Originally Posted By Bklyn_Irish:
Minor inconveniences that will be made right, although I am a little disappointed I don't get to shoot it tomorrow. It will be another Garand Saturday.



That's cool.

Still that is a bummer to buy a rifle and then not get to shoot us. Let us know when you get it back!



I would think you would be happy he does not get to shoot you.



My typo IS funny!

Link Posted: 8/13/2005 6:11:00 AM EDT
Slip it into a padded vice and give it a couple cranks to close the 'gap' in more. If its USGI and milled, might not work. But chances are if it doesnt fit correctly in the first place, its aftermarket cast.

I dont know what brand you got, but if its Chink, the specs are not correct on most of the parts.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:32:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lockedandloaded:
Slip it into a padded vice and give it a couple cranks to close the 'gap' in more. If its USGI and milled, might not work. But chances are if it doesnt fit correctly in the first place, its aftermarket cast.

I dont know what brand you got, but if its Chink, the specs are not correct on most of the parts.



He said chink...
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