View Full Version : 03-A3 front sight off center

January 26, 2012, 12:00 PM
I have a collectable Remington 03-A3 with fully Parkerized finish, original condition with an aperture sight. The firearm has less than maybe 4 boxes of shells fired. I have the original stock in storage, and have added a custom stock without modifying the action and barrel.

At our 100-yd public range, I had (with my 62 yr-old eyes) a less than 6" cluster. But I notice a slight tilt on the front sight surrounded by a protector loop.

I have heard that to straighten the front "hardened" sight that it might snap off. How can this be corrected without damaging the front sight?

January 27, 2012, 05:32 PM
Well first off I had one of thoses front sight hoods and it did nothing for my shooting skills, it's now gone. If it's bent then gently move it back to where it looks right.I dont think they are that brittle, unless it's been bent back and forth many time before. Springfield 03' parts are avalible including front sights. Or remove it and lay it on a flat table to see if it's bent, if not then maybe the front sight band or barrel is off. BTW that's a nice old shooter, I shoot mine once a week, Shoot safe.

January 28, 2012, 07:36 AM
Front sight blade are easy to replace and readily available.

Your front sight cover is a "sight protector" and is intended to be removed when shooting.