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Old 11-12-2019, 10:22 PM
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Jericho 941 45acp rear sight

Need advice. The rear sight on this firearm is walking (drifting) to the right under recoil. Point of aim moves about 10" @ 10 yards in 30 rounds fired. Sight does not have any kind of set screw. Anyone know of a fix?
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:08 PM
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Need advice. The rear sight on this firearm is walking (drifting) to the right under recoil. Point of aim moves about 10" @ 10 yards in 30 rounds fired. Sight does not have any kind of set screw. Anyone know of a fix?
You could try to find a replacement with a set screw.
You could raise some teeth on the bottom of the sight with a center punch.
You could use some blue loctite and glue the sight in place.
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:44 AM
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Might help if we knew which type of rear sight you have. There are about 3 for the Jericho.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:20 AM
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It's just a standard steel sight. No sights sold on IWI website. Tried blue Loctite with no success. May not have used enough. May try that again. The teeth idea may work. I have my LGS looking for an alternative sight. Thank you for the replies.
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:05 PM
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It's just a standard steel sight. No sights sold on IWI website. Tried blue Loctite with no success. May not have used enough. May try that again. The teeth idea may work. I have my LGS looking for an alternative sight. Thank you for the replies.
Use red loctite, make sure its clean of oil

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Old 11-13-2019, 01:13 PM
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Could also cut a shim out of a .001-.0015" feeler gauge.
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:36 PM
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All the above methods will work.

When putting dimples in to form raised metal, always try to work on the sight, not the slide.
A First Rule of gunsmithing is to work on the part that's easiest/cheapest to replace if something goes wrong.

Remember, the idea is to raise metal not just put punch marks on.
Use a slightly dull center punch and hold the punch at various angles to raise metal.

When using a Loctite, first degrease the sight and slide.
If they can't be easily removed, use some denatured or 91% alcohol.
Put a big drop of the alcohol around one side of the sight, put your mouth over the area and blow the solvent through.
Repeat a few times, then use a hair dryer to warm the area to dry it.
(Sounds nasty, but it works. Use a hair dryer, NOT a torch or heat gun).

After drying, put a good drop of Loctite on one side and blow it through the dovetail area.
Rinse mouth.
Let it cure 24 hours, wipe off the excess and apply some lube to prevent rust.
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:01 PM
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Use the Green Wicking LocTite, it's high strength.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:07 PM
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If the sight is really loose in the dovetail and raising a few center punches on the bottom of the sight doesn't help much, you might consider putting a couple of punch dimples on the bottom of the sight quite near the edge of the dovetail. This will swage metal outward since the metal is thinner near the edge, effectively "widening" the sight at the base.

It doesn't take as much as you might think -- if done correctly, the metal will barely appear rippled. Once you get a tight fit, Loctite will help keep it from moving around.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:28 AM
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Use red loctite, make sure its clean of oil

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This is the route I intend to go. The sight is tight in the frame to the point it will not move unless a punch is used or it is fired. Trying to raise metal will be my last resort. I contacted IWI by e-mail. They suggested loctite. Again, thank you for all the replies. I will get this done.
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:33 PM
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Bought some red loctite today. Did the fix. Will find out next week if it holds.
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