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Old June 16th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Front sight socket head screw?

What is the thread of the front sight screw? I twisted the Allen socket out tring to tighten mine and would like to replace it.

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What do you mean by "twisted out"???

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The Allen wrench rounded the inside of the screw out and I used the tightest fitting one I had [genuine Allen brand, USA made] Does some one make a "Torx" screw for them?

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You could use a product called " Grip It". Put some in the hole and then use the tighter fitting hex wrench you have.
Another is to take a broken screw extractor and drive it in the hole with a hammer and the turn it out. Use one that fits tightly. It's a small hex screw, so it shouldn't be that difficult to remove. It won't have a great deal of torque on it.
You may also find a metric hex wrench that may fit tighter since its rounded out. It be best if the hex wrench was slightly larger than the hole. Drive it in with a hammer.

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It's a 6-40X1/2" screw. The military used two different screws. One was a 3/32" drive and the other a 7/64". The later is preferable.

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The Allen wrench rounded the inside of the screw out and I used the tightest fitting one I had [genuine Allen brand, USA made] Does some one make a "Torx" screw for them?

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You do not need to tighten it Gorilla tight

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