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Old 11-08-2019, 01:11 AM
Mountain Walker Mountain Walker is offline
 
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I wonder what the Service Dept at Anniston, Al would charge to fix it. These carbines are increasing in value and home gunsmith repair may ill advised.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:41 AM
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Good question. They would probably charge a reasonable fee but the shipping would be expensive. I'm going to try the Loctite.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:59 PM
GotSnlB28 GotSnlB28 is offline
 
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I think you won't be disappointed using Loctite 620 or equivalent. I have secured a few this way and none have come loose, a couple of those rifles being regular range shooters. It does wick in around the sight base, and is unseen after application. Worst case, and I'd be shocked if it didn't work given clean surfaces, there is no damage done.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:52 PM
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Always good to hear from someone that has had the same problem and found a solution that worked. I was going to decrease all surfaces and then apply the loctite. Neither Home Depot, Lowes or Pep Boys carried Loctite 620 so I had to go to ebay.
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Old Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Nightshift82 Nightshift82 is offline
 
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+1 for Loctite, but I used the green 290, because that's what I had on hand. Holding well after 100 rounds so far.
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Old Yesterday, 09:31 AM
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If shims, glue or serious staking doesn’t work for you, there is another way if you are mechanically inclined. Remove the sight, run the ramp over to either extreme and drill a small hole thru the base. Tap it for a 4-40 set screw, install the sight, set the screw flush or below with the top of the base and your done.

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Old Yesterday, 09:59 AM
docvinyl33 docvinyl33 is offline
 
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Thanks for the info 309, gonna try the loctite first
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Old Yesterday, 02:06 PM
309Carbine 309Carbine is offline
 
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Quote:
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Thanks for the info 309, gonna try the loctite first
Completely agree that you should do what works for you.

A set-screw will allow you to adjust the base if needed at your leisure without the need to drift it one-way-or-another with a tool or hammer and it will always be easier to remove if you had to. The screw will never show when the ramp is re-centered on the base.

Of course, once you get it to stay put by any means...it should stay-put. Good Luck!
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Old Yesterday, 04:05 PM
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thanks for helping
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