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Front sight removal
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NY
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April 24, 2021 - 3:59 pm

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[email protected] said it seems to me, that a more modern sight pusher style vise would possibly be a better choice! What say you? 

Sure, if you can afford one–well over $50, at least the one sold by Brownell’s.  I’d love to have one!  

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April 24, 2021 - 10:35 pm

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I have 2 sights I would love to remove.  I have tried most everything and no luck.  Beat on, soaked, heated etc.  I would like to know which remover would work on the old Winchesters.

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April 24, 2021 - 11:14 pm

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Chuck said
I have 2 sights I would love to remove.  I have tried most everything and no luck.  Beat on, soaked, heated etc.  I would like to know which remover would work on the old Winchesters.  

If this won’t work, give up:

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/sight-scope-installation-tools/sight-movers/universal-sight-installation-tool-prod6841.aspx

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April 25, 2021 - 1:49 am

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clarence said

If this won’t work, give up:

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/sight-scope-installation-tools/sight-movers/universal-sight-installation-tool-prod6841.aspx  

I pretty much already gave up.  But if you get a handful of people to go in together we may be able to afford this one???  If you buy it I would like to rent it from you.

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April 25, 2021 - 2:27 am

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Chuck said

  But if you get a handful of people to go in together we may be able to afford this one???  If you buy it I would like to rent it from you.  

I was thinking of renting it from you.

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April 25, 2021 - 12:56 pm

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The one most easily modified to work on a rifle, & one of the cheapest, is the Williams, designed to work on a ramp.  The side or shoulder opposite the screw looks like a separate piece attached to the frame, & if so, it ought to be possible to replace it with a shoulder that would butt up against the brl. Not a complex job for anyone with a milling machine, but that doesn’t include me.

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Wyoming - Gods Country
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April 25, 2021 - 1:37 pm

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Here’s what I’ve been using lately. It works really well, even without a vise and about the size of a pencil. It pretty much eliminates the possibility of the “swing and a miss”.  Just hold the punch end tight against the sight and just keep snapping it in a slingshot fashion.

Since its so small it would be handy at gunshows, and at the range too. I have the original version for $35 but I see that they now have another one available with multiple punch sizes. I think I found it on Brownells originally, but not seeing it there anymore. 

https://www.wyomingsightdrifter.com/store#!

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April 25, 2021 - 1:46 pm

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I’ve been faced with this very issue. 

FWIW, I have both a Williams & a Brownells sight pusher.  They can and will mark, mar, deform & damage if not used properly & carefully!  It’s very easy to not get perfect horizontal alignment; and being “off” just a little will put tremendous pressure (at an angle) on the sight.

If I can’t budge a sight w/penetrating oil & a nylon or brass punch I won’t even consider the sight pusher.  But that’s just ME.

Be careful!  

 

           

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April 25, 2021 - 2:32 pm

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pdog72 said
Here’s what I’ve been using lately. It works really well, even without a vise and about the size of a pencil. It pretty much eliminates the possibility of the “swing and a miss”.  Just hold the punch end tight against the sight and just keep snapping it in a slingshot fashion.

Going to order one of these, though can’t help being skeptical that it can apply enough force to move a sight that’s REALLY stuck hard, like Chuck’s; fortunately, cases that extreme aren’t the norm. 

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April 25, 2021 - 2:50 pm

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Agreed. I’m not suggesting it on the ones you couldn’t eventually move with a hammer and punch. Its just a nice option that’s not as cumbersome and risky. I have used it in my gun vise for the tough ones and also by just laying the gun on the bench for the ones that aren’t as tough. 

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April 25, 2021 - 5:24 pm

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Guys, thanks for all of the info.  I want to change the front sight on my 95 because the current one shoots too high.  The other gun is my 66.  I want to take off the period correct simple buck horn and put an original ladder type sight on it.  The old buck horn does not have the long flat section.  The buck horn sits right on top of the dove tailed piece.  You see these on Henrys and 66’s.

May 4, 2021 - 12:50 pm

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When changing sights on my old rifles, mostly 60-70% condition guns, I lay the gun on a soft mat on its right side and support the barrel near the sight I am removing with different blocks of soft wood. I use a brass drift I got from Skinner sights. I’ve never had a problem with damage to the sight or gun. I’ve been fortunate enough to not have any that have been too stubborn.

Would I use this method on a 90% condition gun, probably not, but then I wouldn’t be shooting it either.

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