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June 19, 2023 - 7:38 pm
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I have a 1890 Winchester that has an original rear sight that I do not like.  It has a screw up front, where the dove tail is located and one in the rear.  What is the proper procedure for removing this sight?

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Does it look like this?  Unscrew the front screw.  The rear screw is for elevation.

https://homesteadparts.com/shop/sight-rear-winchester-no-30c-complete-1906-and-late-1890-original-p-803.html

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yes that is the sight but i can not get the screw to move in either direction

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The “screw” you are trying to loosen fills the dovetail slot and can be difficult if it has rusted tight. A long and liberal soaking with a good penetrating oil, some light tapping and even heat with a heat gun can sometimes help.

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Also, turn it clockwise to tighten the sight, counter-clockwise to loosen the sight.

(thanks RJ) 😉

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