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Posted: 2/22/2006 10:43:38 PM EDT
I know this has been covered many times, I tried to search....but couldn't find any info

Just purchased an new RPK style rear sight for my ak, anybody have any hints or tips for me to remove/install ak rear sights?

thanks in advance
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:23:43 AM EDT
If you dont have a vise set it down hanging over the edge of a couutertop to keep it steady or have someone hold it for you.Using the rubber coated end of a pliers with your left hand push down hard on it while with your right pull out towards the rear simaltaniously.

A screwdriver works but I found the rubber handle trick leaves no scratches
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:18:16 AM EDT
This is from an archived post by socandyman which should be in the BIY tacked thread, but isn't. You use this modified wrench to compress the flat spring and the sight is easy to remove.


find a elcheapo made in taiwan 3/8 inch open end wrench (you actually need the cheap 1 a good wrench wont work)
grind some meat off the bottom of the wrench till its .100 thick



now take a hammer and beat the bottom jaw till it points to the top (this is why you cant use a us made wrench good steal wont bend lol)



now just cut the lower jaw off .200 long and your done



some wrenches you will need to remove alittle off the top jaw aswell (for clearence) but most you dont


Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:35:41 PM EDT
Thanks a lot for the replies guys!

I will give it a try..
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:54:54 AM EDT
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE WRENCH AFTER THAT? DO THE PIN EARS ON THE REAR LEAF HAVE TO BE PUSHED DOWN TOWARDS THE SPRING AND THEN IS THE SIGHT TWISTED OUT OR WHAT?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:06:18 AM EDT
Like this. When you have the spring completely compressed, lay the sight down slightly allowing the ears on the sight to drop down then it kind of comes straight back and out.


Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:44:50 AM EDT
thanks. Now I see. You are pushing the very tip of the spring with the wrench.

Midway USA sells a tool for this.

I've got a few small wrenches lying around for my dremel- you know those thin shitty metal ones...

Maybe I can grind that up and use it...

Link Posted: 3/14/2006 10:50:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JosephR:
thanks. Now I see. You are pushing the very tip of the spring with the wrench.

Midway USA sells a tool for this.






Midway sells a tool for this? I was just at thier sight and can't find it anywhere. I'm a gun tool junkie.

JoeLad
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 11:29:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 11:30:30 AM EDT by Onepoint]
Midway and Redstar Arms both have them for 20 bucks or so.

ETA, but the home made one looks just fine to me.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 11:43:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:33:25 PM EDT
Flip the sight up perpendicular to the barrel, smack it lightly with
a rubber, or plastic mallet, it pops out.

The angle of the spring feeds the pins out through the little channels
when struck at this angle.

To reinstall, feed it in at about 45 degrees up from its base and hit it again.

Works everytime for me.

Originally posted at:

http://www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?t=248532
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