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Posted: 11/30/2007 10:16:09 AM EDT
I have an old 22 LR rifle (the first gun my Dad got me), and the front site got broken off. Any local gunsmiths in Vegas you recommend?
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 10:51:40 AM EDT
i had accuracy do mine bare in mind that was 6 years ago. don't know what kind of quality they put out now though

regards 6
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 11:55:06 AM EDT
I'm sure the 'smith at Bass Pro could help.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 12:16:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 12:17:06 PM EDT by 308Sako]
D, Are we talking about a slotted or dovetailed bead here? Measure the height with a micrometer and drive it out to the right and in from the right... piece of cake.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 12:20:33 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies, guys. I'll take a pic of it tonight and post it. I can't remember what it looks like off hand.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 1:06:32 PM EDT
Depending on how sentimental you are about the rifle, you can always have THESE GUYS do the work
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 6:58:24 PM EDT
Found the part online:

#3 1/16" x .290 High
Model: LYMAN
Item No. 82410
Front Sight, #3 1/16 x .290 High Gold Bead, Blue Steel 3/8 Dovetail

Now, I just need to find someone who has it.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 7:17:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 7:19:34 PM EDT by chiz45]
good luck on your search! that might be a gunshow item. It's amazing what obscure stuff you can find at the 'junk' tables at gunshows.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 7:24:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 7:29:08 PM EDT by dbailey223]
Most places seem out of stock, but just found it at lyman.com--imagine that.

What's the right way to knock the old sight out of the dovetail? Never done that before.
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 7:34:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2007 7:58:02 PM EDT by 308Sako]
D, A brass punch with the barrel well supported so it will not move. Hit from the left side to the right and reverse for the install. Somtimes a new sight is too big for the dovetail. If so remove metal from the bottom of the sight only. Note, this is a rare condition. I will check and see if I have a spare of that height.

Edit to add: .390 is all I found, sorry
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 8:37:25 PM EDT
No prob. I appreciate all the info, and I just ordered one from Lyman. $14 shipped
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:49:41 PM EDT
Check brownells and see if they have the part or something equal to it. Or go to gunparts, they have just about everything.
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