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Old 01-08-2017, 08:32 PM
Bubblehead751 Bubblehead751 is offline
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Default Bent both ways

Originally Posted by Randy A View Post
Yep, the back is what I was talking about, the end that the thumb screw is in will be canted toward the front of the rifle. This is quite common, if the sights when laid down take a bump that's usually the first this that gets bent. It hangs out over the edge of the base and is vulnerable. Easy fix though.
I took an even harder look at the sight today. Looks like mine has the binding screw side bent both down and forward. Should be easy enough to straighten out once I get the slide off and in the vice.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:40 AM
FredG FredG is offline
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About your bent screw, it's easily straightened by just leaving it in the slide where the threads are protected and the screw is held tight. Then just tap it the way you want to with a piece of wood.
As for your slide. It appears to me that your screw might be worn at the tip and so it doesn't tighten down far enough to tighten against the side of the slide.
I've seen most 1903's with the tightening knob bent, but that never resulted in such an ill fitting slide.
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