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B&J Machine Model 500 Universal sight tool

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by PlayboyPenguin, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Does anyone have any experience with one of these? I found one in stock at midway.com and was wondering if anyone had used one before. The reviews on the net seem to be extremely positive.
     
  2. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Hey Playboy
    I just got one, if you would like to fondle it try it just pm me and we can talk
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks for the offer, but mine arrives Monday. Do you like yours?
     
  4. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    I was looking at that myself. One thing that always bothers me is the thought that whatever touches the sight may leave a mark, aluminum leaves a white mark, brass, well, you get the idea. So what does that actual pushing? Am I making too much of that? Phenolic made with cloth is tremendously strong and I was thinking maybe a cup shaped contact tip would do the trick. Let me know if you need one and I'll make a few up for free.
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I used it today and no mark at all left on the sights. The pressure is so smooth it does not mark the surface.
     
  6. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    PBP, are the contact points flat steel? What contacts the sides of the slide? I also wonder how universal it really is, but it would take a while to know that.

    For instance, would it work on a Luger?
     
  7. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The parts that touch the slide have these hard polymer inserts.
     
  8. JC Weaponry

    JC Weaponry Newberg, OR Member

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    Curious to see how the slide attaches to it... I've never seen one of these in person before.

    I normally use the MGW Dedicated Pushers, but they get costly quick when you have multiple weapons to deal with.
     
  9. SJS46

    SJS46 yamhill county Active Member

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    I picked one of these up about a year ago, I've used it to remove the sights on all the guns i've refinished and it works great and only scars the site if you get in a hurry and don't get the tooling lined up correctly. :(
    Made a couple of modifications to it, added a couple of spacer blocks to the bottom to get it off the bench, and i also use a bar clamp with plastic tips to hold the slide and the tool to the bench to keep things from moving.
    Only had one sig that gave me a problem.
     
  10. Hill

    Hill pnw Member

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    It's good but it's not up to Springfield XD sights. Ate up the inserts and the sight didn't budge.
     
  11. maxxborist

    maxxborist Lynnwood, WA Member

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    yep. I bought one of these thinking it would work on an XD. NADA! didn't budge at all. It works great on other pistols and it's true, if you hurry it marks up the sights.
     
  12. bnr32gtr

    bnr32gtr Vancouver, WA Member

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    XD's need to have the sights beat or machined out like most 1911's.

    They're installed with a hydraulic press at the factory.

    Most smith's I've talked to won't even touch XD sight jobs cause of this.

    To those who have this sight tool, what guns have you used it on and to what success? I, like JC would like to not have to buy 10 different MGW sight tools.