Loose front sight - mosin 1891

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  1. BrotherGlacius

    BrotherGlacius
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    Okay, so I just got my Mosin 1891, and the front sight is a bit loose. I can adjust it just by pushing it with my fingers. My fear is that it is going to get moved around in transport. Is there a way to tighten the front sight?
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    That's a drift adjustable dovetail? If so, remove the sight and lightly/slightly upset the "wings"/points of the dovetails so that the fit is more snug. I usually just make a couple of raised nipples/divots with a punch and a hammer right on the edges but I'm not a pro or anything.
     
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    That's quickest, easiest and cheapest! A little more trouble is to dimple the flat of the dovetail and refit the sight.
     
  4. BrotherGlacius

    BrotherGlacius
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    I assume watch a youtube video on that?
     
  5. Certaindeaf

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    Not at all. Though I was going to bring up that they exist.
    I read a book around forty years ago on the concept.
     
  6. Josh Smith

    Josh Smith
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    Hello,

    This is relatively common.

    Use a brass shim and you'll be fine.

    Regards,

    Josh
     

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