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Old June 25, 2010, 08:17 PM   #1
longnkrnch
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Front sight screw, Model 70

Could use some help with this. the screw holding on the front sight of my model 70 is loose, therefore the sight is loose. Yet, I can't turn the screw in either direction. How might I fix this?
ALSO, will this loose front sight affect barrel vibrations, thus accuracy?
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Old June 25, 2010, 11:49 PM   #2
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Sounds like your front sight screw is too long, making it impssible to tighten it enough. Take out the screw and shortin it a bit.

And yes, a front sight flopping around at the end of your barrel isn't too hot in the accuracy department.
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Old June 27, 2010, 08:45 AM   #3
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screw

hate to say this but if you can't move it counter clockwise then it may well be cross-threaded


did you buy this gun used??

try to soak the threads with a good oil such as Kroil

then try and remove it
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