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Removing the front sight of a Ruger 10 22

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Kevatc, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Is it difficult? Going to buy one (maybe ... :laugh:) and then put a Archangel stock on it. Would look goofy with the front sight left on.
     
  2. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    The front sight comes off fairly easy. I use a punch with the tip covered with painters tape, to protect the finish and punch the sight from left to right.

    Here is a video from Brownells.

    Brownells - Ruger 10/22 Front Sight - YouTube
     
  3. Uberdillo

    Uberdillo Oregon Active Member

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    Not difficult with the right tools and even a modicum of patience. Sighted in two recently. One the sight damn near flew off the muzzle, had to peen the underside, used a wooden dowel finally on that. The other needed a brass punch to drift.
     
  4. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Note - the front sight base and the band around the barrel are actually part of the barrel. You can drift out the sight its self but if you want a nice smooth contour you will need to pull the barrel and have the sight base removed on a lathe followed by a re-bluing of the exposed steel (blued barrels).
     
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