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the best way to fix it

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by thereddog, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. thereddog

    thereddog State of Jefferson Active Member

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    I have a remington model 34 bolt action .22 caliber rifle that I learned to shoot on back in the 70's.
    My dad left it to me when he died, and somehow between then and now the rear peep sight was bent.

    It is a great little rifle with many memories and adventures and I feel bad that it was damaged.

    The component that was damaged was the vertical riser that holds the rear sight, so now it shoots about 6 inches low at 50 yards.

    Can I take a wood block and mallet and tap it back into true, or do I need to heat it some?

    I looked online for a lyman rear peep sight, but didn't find anything.


    PS, I am still looking for a lever action .38/.357 rifle.
     
  2. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'd be worried about it snapping when trying to bend it back. Heat might help to reduce that possibility.
     
  3. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    Maybe a scope?
     
  4. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    It's got sentimental value. Spring for a gunsmith - one you trust, of course.
     
  5. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    xtratoy Vancouver USA Active Member

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    Is the part steel or Aluminum? You will stand a better chance of straightening it if it is steel. Can you post a picture?
     
  7. thereddog

    thereddog State of Jefferson Active Member

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    Hey, I lucked out. I took a propane torch to it and used a screwdriver to bend it back into true once it was red hot. That worked out pretty well!
     
  8. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Way to go. I'm still working out how I'll approach an ancient Forrest King break action shotgun with a cracked stock. I haven't found out anything about it yet. The only thing I'm sure about is that modern ammunition would grenade it.
     
  9. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Glad to hear that it worked out for you!