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Old December 28, 2012, 11:33 AM   #1
doctorlivingstone
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sight removal help

I'd like to swap my bead site for a tru glo site on my Beretta 686 Onyx 12GA. Pretty sure the bead unscrews, my question is how do I remove the bead site without damaging it? I'm sure a long nose vise grips will do the trick but it would also damage the bead removing it.

Is this something best left to a gunsmith?

Any advise would be appreciated
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Old December 28, 2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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The bead on my 20ga 686 Black Onyx was threaded, and I removed it via grasping it with visegrip pliers after first wrapping the bead with a leather strip.

I was fortunate, in that the bead on my gun came out rather easily - YMMV, though.

I found the TruGlo too large, and instead installed a Hi-Viz Spark II removeable FO bead ($8 @ MidwayUSA), which kit comes with 5 different threaded adaptors for various sizes, one of which fit my 686.

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Old December 30, 2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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Petah -
Wanted to say thanks - great advice, came right out undamaged. Certainly appreciate your help.
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Old December 30, 2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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Yer welcome - Happy New Year ! !


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