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Old 04-13-2012, 02:04 PM
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Front Sight Push Pin




I have an Ed Brown Special Forces. A couple of weeks ago, the push pin that holds the front sight on started working it's way up and out. It never came completely out and the sight remained solid, but it will eventually come out if not addressed. I gently tapped it back in, but now it continues to loosen and rise up every couple of hundred rounds, and I have to keep tapping it in. Any suggestions on how I can seat the pin solidly or do I need to replace the sight and pin?
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:08 PM
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It's happened on mine and every Brown that I know of including 3 KC's and 2 SF's. I figure it must be fairly common on Ed Brown guns. A drop of blue loctite on the pin helps.

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Old 04-13-2012, 02:41 PM
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Thanks, Kruzr. Thought of loctite, but putting a drop of anything permanent on any part of a Brown scared me. Since it's common I'll give it a try. Thanks again.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:44 PM
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Thanks, Kruzr. Thought of loctite, but putting a drop of anything permanent on any part of a Brown scared me. Since it's common I'll give it a try. Thanks again.
Don't worry about permanent, even with the loctite it will come loose eventually with blue loctite.

The other, more difficult fix is to try to expand one end of the roll pin a little. Not easy but I did it with a small center punch.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:47 PM
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got it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:00 PM
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Blue is good, that may rectify your problem for good.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:54 PM
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Blue loctite is good and would probably work better on a new roll pin.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:58 PM
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Clean everything good with a blaster cleaner/solvent first. On a roll pin even red loctite should be fine.. JMO.. Cheers.. Ron
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:41 PM
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A properly fitted sight (tight sight dove tail) should not need to be pinned. Kimbers are extremely tight as well as Sigs, S&W, and Colts as well as many other brands.
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