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Old 11-02-2011, 05:56 PM
Jayman129 Jayman129 is offline
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I need to drift the rear sight out on my...

I bought a Harrison Design rear sight for my Mil-Spec. Looks like a pretty cool little sight. I need to know if there are any tricks to drifting the factory sight? Does it need to come out left to right or right to left and is the factory one glued in or what. I as because the sucker doesn't want to move at all.

I am used to drifting rifle sights into place with a delrin rod and a mallet but this one does not want to play.


Any help would be appreciated.

Jay
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:23 PM
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go ahead and try a brass punch instead of plastic.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:44 AM
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Most likely the sight is Loctited in. The sights on both my Loaded 45 and EMP 40 were. I used a sight pusher and it still took a lot of pressure to break it free. If it is stubborn, a little heat applied to the slide might help, but not too much. A plumber's soldering iron would probably work. BTW Left to right to remove right to left to install.

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:57 AM
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What sight pusher have people used successfully on the SA's with Novak rear night sights? I've been needing to slightly drift the rear sight on my MC Op for awhile now and have really whacked on it a couple of times with a brass punch and it's held fast. Even after removing the set-screw, I didn't recall seeing any epoxy or anything else in the hole.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:44 PM
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I have my Harrison Design Retro Sight installed now. I like it!!!!

I made a brass drift punch and that was the ticket. I had to file some off the bottom of the HD sight to get it in. It took a couple dozen passes over my file before it would go in. It is nice and snug now. I can back off the set screw and tap it with my rubber mallet if I need to adjust it for windage.

Thanks for the help guys.

Jay
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:07 PM
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What sight pusher have people used successfully on the SA's with Novak rear night sights? I've been needing to slightly drift the rear sight on my MC Op for awhile now and have really whacked on it a couple of times with a brass punch and it's held fast. Even after removing the set-screw, I didn't recall seeing any epoxy or anything else in the hole.
B&J Machine P500. http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1...sal-Sight-Tool

Works good!

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:40 PM
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I was going to say

Big brass drift and a good smack with a ball peen hammer from the right direction.

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Old 11-04-2011, 12:20 AM
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Thanks for the link. I'm confused through, the reviews on Brownells basically say the P500 will destroy your sights and scratch your slide, whereas the Midway reviews praise it (almost) too much. I generally give a little more weight to negative reviews as the Midway ones seem "pruned" if you know what I mean...
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