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Posted: 2/22/2006 5:06:21 PM EDT
I have a Yankee Hill Machine front gas block/flip-up sight. It has a lot of finish wear to a point that it looks terrible. I want to refinish it, so I was wondering if it is possible to disassemble it with just a press, or what would I need? Anyone ever attempted taking a YHM front flip up apart, or know how I should go about it? Thanks for any help.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 1:45:19 PM EDT
No idea Bernie, but how do you like the sight other then finish wear?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:05:15 PM EDT
Send it to me. I'll duracoat it in flat black for you for nothing as long as it doesn't require disassembly because it's rusted or something.

I have been known to get some nice thin coats in some very tight areas (if ya know what I mean)

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:20:20 PM EDT
The hinge pin is just an interference fit. I used a punch and small hammer to tap it out.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 3:56:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/3/2006 4:07:07 PM EDT by berniemac]
Thanks guys, but I had a change of plans. I liked the YHM sight, but I decided to go with a longer 9 inch handguard (Samson). I am just using a LaRue gas block underneath and mounting a Troy HK-style flip-up on top of the handguard. It looks sooooo sweet. Oh yeah, don't even try to disassemble the YHM unless you have a press (I don't know how you did it chuck1). Thanks for the duracoat offer anyways JosephR. I hope to post some pics in the other threads when my build is complete.
Mark, I liked the YHM sight sight, but I also did not need the bayonet lug or the sling adapter (I am using a single-point). The only downside to me besides the finish is the clamp method that it uses to mount (atleast the one I had). The screws just go up through the bottom, not a very smooth look. After it is all said and done, I like the way that I opted to go best (covering the gas block with the handguard), but that is my personal preference. It is probably a good buy for the money.
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