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Ishapore 2A1 Crooked Front Sight

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Old April 14th, 2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Ishapore 2A1 Crooked Front Sight

Big deal to fix, or no?

Ant info on where to look, or search terms, or ??? would be helpful. I'm not afraid of doing my own research, but so far I haven't found much.

If it's a big deal, gunsmith needed, expensive, I think I'll just see about trading it off for a decent older(50's-60's), tube fed .22. I do have an Israeli Mauser by FN that impresses me much more in every way, except mag capacity.

Any points in the right direction will be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old April 14th, 2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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Brass punch and a mallet. Done.

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Old April 14th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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There likely is a bit of "give" in the base and you might try tapping it straight. If that is not successful, remove the pin holding it in place, straighten the base, modify the channel in the barrel for the pin (a needle file works for this), replace the pin. If you have any play due to the modified channel, remove the pin, apply JB Weld into the hole in the base until it comes out the other side, reinstall the pin, let dry.

It's an easy fix. Try the easiest method first, then go to the next method until you achieve the desired result. Canted front sights on these rifles are not uncommon.

Work with care. Good luck!

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Old April 14th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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is it CANTED or is it drifted off to one side? Mine is noticeably closer to one side of the guards than the other. But it shoots straight.... so...

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Old April 15th, 2013, 10:00 PM   #5
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The whole thing, guards and all are canted.

I squirted a bit of kroil on the screws and will let it sit till I can get to HD and pick up a brass punch. Naturally, all I can find are my sized steel punches. The brass punch went hiding as soon as I needed it.

Looks like the whole assembly got shifted/rotated ~20* to the right.

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Old April 16th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #6
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I think for this particular job a steel punch would do just fine ......

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Old April 16th, 2013, 04:47 AM   #7
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I have one that has a front sight that is too one side also. Beating on it lightly would not be noticed by anyone, due to the general appearance of these rifles in the first place. BTW, a Boyd's replacement rear stock and a MOJO sight make it easier to actualyl aim and hit stuff!

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