View Full Version : sights not aligned with receiver

January 15, 2009, 09:46 PM
I hold this Romanian M1969 .22 lr, and notice a distinct feeling that if I hold the rifle perpendicular to the ground that it looks like the sights are canted to between the 11:30 and 11:45. Any thoughts?

January 15, 2009, 10:59 PM
Thought: How does it shoot? At what distance? With rest?

January 16, 2009, 07:04 PM
Actually have not got that far, I just bought it and it came with a broken firing pin.

January 16, 2009, 09:07 PM
might want to take to the rifle area, you will get more responses there, but it sounds like the bbl wasnt tightened down completely.

January 17, 2009, 06:48 AM
I could be way off but was reading another forum earlier tonight (Intl Ammo Assoc) and they were discussing an old sight and apparntly it was to compensate for drift. http://cartridgecollectors.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5540.
Other wise could it be you are unconciously tilting the rifle slightly. I hold mine twisted about 5 degs clockwise

January 17, 2009, 11:29 AM
I dont think the cant the sights to allow for drift, thats what windage adjustments are for. I think its just a screw up some where along the line. I wouldnt put up with it if it was me.

First get it running and see if the barrel shoots worth a hoot. If it does, pull the barrel off, index it so the sights line up, (by shorting the shank and shoulder of the barrel, run a finsh reamer in it to get it head spaced propertly, then shoot it.

If it dont shoot, replace the barrel.

I certainly wouldnt put up with a gun with the sights hanging off the side of a barrel.