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Posted: 10/21/2016 7:44:34 PM EDT
Does anyone know of a tool that can be used to remove the factory rear sight on a Ruger 10-22 ?

I have been pounding on it with a hammer and punch. It has moved some, but now it will not budge.

The rear sight broke, which is why I am replacing it.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 8:05:05 PM EDT
it might have taper pins. try the other direction.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 8:54:51 AM EDT
Thank you for your help.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 1:27:21 PM EDT
Don't forget some penetrating oil.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 2:58:55 PM EDT
I had a front sight I swear was welded on. Tried everything. I eventually cut the sight in half, we'll 99.8%. Then cracked it all the way with a rod and hammer.
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 8:16:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/24/2016 8:34:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mike_nds:
Mount the barrel in a vice with some scrap leather. Having the gun bounce around on the bench reduces the blow.

Use a brass drift punch and a good weighted hammer.

Tap from the left side of the gun to the right.

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I have removed and replaced several. Technique matters a lot. Its one of those jobs that after you screw it up the first time you learn all the tricks for the second time. A hammer and brass punch will remove them if all is done correctly. Its not as bad as it first seems.
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