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Posted: 6/25/2003 5:55:43 PM EDT
Is it difficult to remove an A2 front sight base? I want to install freefloat tubes on a couple of rifles and need to take off the sight bases and then reinstall them after I change out the handguards. The pins are tapered right? which side are they inserted from?
All suggestions and opinions welcomed and appreciated!

Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:57:34 PM EDT
Looking down the barrel normally, the taper pins go out, [u]from[/u] left to right, and reinstall in reverse. [img]ar15.com/content/parts/barrel.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 7:29:58 PM EDT
The pins tap out easy with the right size punch, don't sweat it. It is simple.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 8:53:34 PM EDT
Thanks y'all... is a set of barrel vise blocks needed or canI do it successfully on the bench with wood blocks for a rest?
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