Anyone know where a good resource is for replacement sites / screws?
It appears the little cap screw thats along the rear of my model 66-2 is stripped out
The one that allows you to adjust for elevation, not really sure which piece is stripped to be honest.
Also is the actual site suppose to be arched / slighted bent, or should it be as straight as a straight edge?
The sight leaf should be fairly straight.
Usually, the rear sight elevation screw is the problem, BUT I've seen cases of "Billy Bob" managing to strip the frame threads.
New rear sight parts are readily available from:
Gun Parts Corporation www.e-gunparts.com
Direct from S&W
If you intend to replace the entire sight, keep in mind that there are the Old style sights and the New style.
Your 66-2 will need an OLD style.
Yeah, I sorta thought the leaf was suppose to be somewhat level.
After wrapping it in a shop rag, and a little pressure in the vise it is now straight.
I think its the upper (black) cap screw thats stripped and not the lower little stud that slips in right above the hammer.
For now I went ahead and put locktight on the little screw that hols the other end down ( in front of the barrel)
If its where I want it to be accuracy wise, will the one screw with blue locktight hold it?
To be clear: Is the stripped screw the elevation screw just in front of the sight blade, OR is it the tiny screw near the very front of the grooved leaf that actually holds the sight on the frame?
If it's the small leaf screw, and it is stripped, even with Locktite I doubt that it will hold the sight on, and if/when it pops out, you may loose the sight, and it may cause damage to the frame's threads.
I suggest just cutting to the chase and buying a new leaf screw.
Brownell's sell the screw for a whopping $1.58.
Part Number 39.
In the long run, this will save you some real grief.
It is the elevation screw.
Which I beleive is part number 37.
Is that all I will need?
Since it's going to cost some shipping anyway, spring for a few extra bucks to save more possible charges and buy the square nut, part #38.
Due to possible (probable) fumble fingers, be smart, also buy the tiny "C" clip, part #41.
If you order from Brownell's, be sure to request a free catalog. It's one of the top gunners resources around.
I used to recommend pulling the stop on defense guns, and I had a bin full of the screws that I could use to replace dinked-up rear sight screws.
Thanks for the help, and the link to brownells.