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Old January 6, 2019, 05:56 PM   #1
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K98 sight

Well I boogered it good.Santa gave me a tall front sight blade so I can shoot my usual +/-100 yard without a 6oclock hold. Was tapping old blade out and the whole sight band rotated. Set screw is broken. At least the broken piece fell out the barrel when I pulled the band off. Any idea what cost would be for repair?
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Old January 6, 2019, 08:17 PM   #2
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Call your local gunsmith and ask for a quote, anyone else can only speculate. He will need to drill out the broke screw, hopefully re-tap the original threads to keep it to correct specs. Might have to use a different thread pitch to accommodate a modern screw, your gonna pay for his knowledge and skill to make it right. I had to replace the same type sight on a Yugo Mauser years ago after removing the worn muzzle, cut it back 1.5 inches. I sweat soldered the "sight band" onto the barrel, rifle shot fine for me.
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Old January 7, 2019, 11:55 AM   #3
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A new K98 front sight set screw runs $2.85 from Gunparts. $14.85 for a whole front sight(everything but the blade). It might matter which K98 it is though.
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Old January 7, 2019, 06:48 PM   #4
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65$ to clean up my mess. He is also going to press in new sight and bore sight.
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