View Full Version : TC Encore Iron Sight Removal

November 20, 2009, 05:31 PM
I recently purchased a TC Encore 12 SS revolver barrel. It has iron sights which I'd like to remove in order to install a dot reticle sight. Can someone tell me how to remove the adjustable rear sight without damaging it? I think that the front sight can be removed with a brass drift pin and hammer, but I'm not sure about the rear sight. Thanks for any help.

November 20, 2009, 05:49 PM
most t/c sights are screw on base.

November 20, 2009, 06:30 PM
Hold down on the elevator with a finger. You can feel the resistance of the spring. You do not want this spring to go flying and be lost. While continuing to hold the elevator down, turn the elevation screw counter-clockwise (UP) until the screw comes out of the sight base. When the screw is out all the way the elevator is released. Flip the elevator over and remove the two screws from the sight base.

November 22, 2009, 09:05 AM
I'm more interested in his "revolver barrel" I'd like to have one of those for my Encore! Sorry, I had to kid you on that one.

November 24, 2009, 08:36 PM
FWIW - EVERY factory-fresh T/C that I've had to remove the sights on, since 1968, must have had the screws driven in with a power driver or Godzilla - because they were a real PITA to break loose.

I had to do them via clamping the gun in a machinist's vise, while a hex-shank driver bit was forced down in a drill press with a wrench turning the driver bit at the same time.