View Full Version : replacing m1 carbine front sight

October 21, 2007, 06:34 AM
my local gun shop has a universal m1 carbine in decent shape for sale with a mounted scope and under folder stock. I want to lose the scope and mount but the previous owner has removed the front sight. I was wondering how dificult it would be to locate and install a new one.

T. O'Heir
October 21, 2007, 01:33 PM
If it's a late model Universal, pass on it. They break easily. A late model will have two return springs, a toggle for the bolt hold open and a poorly done stamped op handle. No milsurp parts will fit on a late model either.
Gunparts has parts for Universals. $10.80 for the sight. $1.45 for the set screw.

October 22, 2007, 08:47 PM
Ask him to check the headspace on it for you, you might be disappointed!