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Posted: 1/10/2006 8:32:59 AM EDT
I'm refinishing my rifle myself. Problem is I can't get the rear sight off. I'm pretty sure it is removable. Any tips?
While I'm at it, I also need to refinish my AMD side folder. Is there a way to remove the rubber butt pad so I can put it in the oven?
Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 9:03:52 AM EDT
I have used a C clamp to compress the spring giving enough space to remove the site.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 5:11:15 PM EDT
Here's what I did.
I lifted the sight a bit (~30 degrees) to expose the front lip of the spring. I pressed down hard on that lip of the spring with a small steel pin punch. Then I was able to lower the front of the sight and pull it aft through the grooves to remove it. Piece of cake!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 6:23:57 AM EDT
Thanks for the ideas. Sidecarnutz' method worked fine for my Romanian barrel, but I had to put the punch in my shop press to push it down enough to get it out of my AMD-65 Barrel.
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