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Posted: 6/11/2009 6:48:35 AM EST
I cannot get the pins out of my front sight post and I want to install a one piece free float rail.
I intend or replacing the gas block with a low profile one.

I made the mistake of starting the pins with light taps. I know, my bad.

Any recommendations on someone knowledgeable and qualified to fix my mistake?


Link Posted: 6/11/2009 7:48:03 AM EST
The first thing you need to figgure out is, are they tapered or straight pins. This varries from mfg to mfg. After that take a hammer and punch and smack the crap out of them. Make sure you support the site base and the barrel so you dont bend the barrel.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 8:02:31 AM EST
It is a DelTon upper and I was going from left to right.

I guess mebbe the best thing to to build a jig to hold the barrel and pound away.

Link Posted: 6/11/2009 8:40:53 AM EST
Is it an F marked from a flat top and does it have bayo lug? If you get it off clean are ya going to sell it?
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 8:44:56 AM EST
Use some Kroil on the pins. Saturate the area and let it soak overnight.
Support the sight and give the pins a good square shot. Be sure to use the appropriate size punch too.

You in Rockford, or in the surrounding area?
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 8:53:05 AM EST
Work in Rockford, Harlem and 2nd. Up here 3 days a week.
The Bullet Stop doesn't do this kind of work.

Limited tools at home but I might have a line on some help from someone at work.

Not F Marked and going to keep it in case I decide to go back.

Thanks for the suggestions.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:20:00 AM EST
Maybe this place on the north side:

GG Sales
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:51:27 AM EST
A little bit of a drive, maybe 25-30 minutes west, but they are a great little shop in Forreston.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:15:14 AM EST
Dang, I was in Forreston on bus a week or two ago and I didn't know there was a gun shop there!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:19:29 AM EST
Just a small shop, but he sells a ton of Barrett rifles. Lots of accessories as well.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:18:23 AM EST
I ended up drilling out the pins but appreciate the suggestions.

Might have to make a trip to Forreston.
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