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Gunsmiths in Vancouver/Portland area? Need mosin rear sight base removed

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by MichaelJ, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Vancouver, WA Member

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    Tried everything I could and can't get the pins out. Im looking for a gunsmith or someone with experience to do it for me. I had talked to Clark County Gunsmithing and was told to call/meet on a saturday before 10. I called twice and emailed with no response. I might still go through him but I'm exploring my other options. I called bright water and they werent sure if they did that, was told to come in when the owners in. I called the gun room and they would need to look at it first. $40 minimum, $80 an hour..a little spendy for me personally (since theres no time guarantee). NW armory doesn't do gunsmithing. Does anyone know of any other gunsmiths in the area? How bout someone with Mosin Nagant experience that wants a quick (hopefully) $50 or so? Im looking for a gunsmith/venting a little because this has been so frustrating lol of course on youtube the pins pop right out but this want the case for me.
     
  2. markpeters1970

    markpeters1970 PNW Active Member

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    I've done it, live in Portland, what is your end goal? Might be able to help.

    let me know
     
  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Do not to the Gun Room. Go to the Oregon Vendor forum. And read the reviews.
     
  4. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    If you think you are capable of doing it drill them out and if you want to reuse the rear sight base buy some brass or copper nails and file them to length to use as replacement pins I've had to do this on a sks and a shotgun and personally I think the copper/brass nails just give the gun some character. Have you tried applying heat with a torch using a proper punch (heavy duty tapered drift punch to get it started) and wacking the heck out of it they can be tough some times.
     
  5. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Vancouver, WA Member

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    I did try to heat it up with a propane torch using an assortment of punches. I ended up having yesterday off work and was able to drop it of at clark county gunsmithing. I was hesitant because of it being a ”in home” type shop but once I got there I was more comfortable. It looks to be the garage area but theres a door, a front counter /work bench and 3 other people getting stuff done and picking up ffl transfers. Ill report back on how it turns out.