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Old April 21, 2002, 08:40 PM   #1
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easy question...easy answer?

the front sight on my Mosin-Nagant M44 won't stay put. it easily moves from side to side with little pressure.

here's the question...what do i need to do to make it stay put?


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Old April 21, 2002, 08:55 PM   #2
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Can you get the sight at least most of the way out of its' dovetail?

If so, use a center punch to put a few "dimples" into the top of the base. Should help create some friction when you drive the sight back into the dovetail.
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Old April 21, 2002, 09:01 PM   #3
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oh yes, the sight will come completely out of the dovetail with very little effort.
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Old April 25, 2002, 09:20 PM   #4
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Sorry it took so long to get back to you...

Besides what TooTech said, stake the sight in place (staking punch is placed right where the sight and base meet) front and back after you sighted in the gun.
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