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What is wrong with this picture?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Gas, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

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    I ordered a sks sight adjustment tool and the guy is arguing with me telling me my sks is a Yugo, but it is a Norinco. He will not refund my purchase saying this is a sks sight adjuster, how say you?

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  2. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    turn it 90 degrees?
    IIRC all the yugo's have the grenade launcher muzzle?
     
  3. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Agreed. Turn it so the "U" is horizontal, not vertical. Then you can adjust it. Same with AKs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpzZStykFj8&feature=related

    Post a pic of your rifle from the side and/or any receiver markings. That would identify it.

    So ultimately the answer to your question of "what's wrong with this picture" is "you're doing it wrong".
     
  4. C&H

    C&H SW Portland Member

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    lol

    I had the same problem when I bought one for my SKS. It took me a few tries to figure out that I needed to rotate it ninety degrees. It's a little counter-intuitive because you'd expect a sight adjustment tool to leave the sight open and fully visible. It'll work though.
     
  5. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

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    I tried that and it blocks the pin on the opposite side. The guy wants me to file down the tool so that it fits in there. Why should I have to fix something I bought for a specific item? Are the norincos based off a yugo?
     
  6. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

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    I just watched the video and the sight is not high enough to clear it like on the video. I think I got had on ebay.
     
  7. Civil

    Civil Oregon Member

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    +1
     
  8. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

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    Um, no I am not doing it wrong, but thanks for that comment, how about you look at this picture? As I stated, it blocks the pin from moving on that side. Now, can anyone else give me an idea as to why it will not work? Is the pin itself not made correctly in the sight?

    It will not work from the top, or rotating it 90 degrees.

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  9. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    The adjustment tool is OK and he delivered what you ordered. Your front sight is WIERD. The "sight drum" is placed too high in the sight body. It must be an out of spec batch for some reason. As the guy suggested, you could file the hole bigger inside where the "drum" fits. You could also use a hammer and a big brass punch to gently rap the drum sideways......................elsullo
     
  10. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

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    I think you are correct, and that is what he suggested was making the top of the sight tool bigger and sit it like the first pic I posted. I guess for $10, you get what you pay for.
     
  11. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    No, that will NOT help. Enlarging the "C clamp" will not stabilize the drum hole. The clamp should lie ninety degrees from the sight, with the drum hole around the drum closely and the inside of the clamp tight on the sight. The screw is only effective if the opposite inside of the clamp is against the sight. Just open up the hole a bit with a small round file. A chainsaw sharpening file would work great............................elsullo
     
  12. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    This is what it should look like:
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  13. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

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    Funny, someone else posted that very same pic on a different website. Seems to me I got sold the wrong sight adjustment tool.
     
  14. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Couple of minutes with a file would get you there....
     
  15. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would bevel the top, inside of the "c" to allow the tool to ride up a little higher on the front sight while still staying square.
    $10? Not like you are out a bunch of bread, especially if it's an easy fix.
    The front sight tool I bought had the pusher not centered in the screw. Wasn't perfect, but I only needed to use it once!
     
  16. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

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    Well I tried to file it with a dremel and it turned out like the bride of frankenstein. I was finally able to center the pin, but the sight tool is pretty much toast. not sure why mine does not have the edged rounded already or if my rifle is FUBAR, but this was frustrating for sure.
     
  17. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    You really should not work on guns. You are dangerous to yourself if you can't follow simple pictures and advice.................................elsullo
     
  18. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Post pics.
     
  19. Gas

    Gas Gig Harbor, Washington, United States Active Member

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    Buddy, who the **** do you think you are? I did not work on the gun, nor would I, I worked on a sight tool. I am not a blacksmith nor do I claim to be. You should watch your tounge to people.
     
  20. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Of course, before your post above was edited, it mentioned that the "sight is toast". It has now been edited to read "sight tool is toast".

    See my quote above.