I've got a screw loose... - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-29-2009, 04:25 AM
hakr100

Join Date: 
Apr 2009
Posts: 
105
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
I've got a screw loose...



Log in to see fewer ads
...on my brand spanking new Mark III Target...

Or maybe something else. Whatever is supposed to hold the rear sight assembly in place so that it doesn't move from side to side is not doing its job. I can drift the sight from left to right with my fingers. I've tried tightening the center machine screw (item #12 in the Mark III manual "exploded drawing called the "rear sight base set screw) but that doesn't help. I noticed that when I completely removed the rear sight assembly to examine it, that set screw does not protrude through the bottom of the rear sight assembly.

So, what am I missing here? And when I call Ruger and whine, what should I ask the factory to do?

Thanks!

Last edited by hakr100; 09-29-2009 at 05:22 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-29-2009, 05:14 AM
greener
US Army Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jul 2006
Location: 
Glen Allen, VA
Posts: 
2,094
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Sounds like it is missing the spring. You might want to very carefully remove the elevation screw and see if the spring is included.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-29-2009, 07:05 AM
recumbent's Avatar
recumbent
US Army Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2003
Location: 
South West IN
Posts: 
10,964
TPC Rating: 
100% (8)
The center screw is your elevation screw; with the barrel pointing away from you there should be a small screw to the left. This is the set screw that gets tightened to lock the sight in the dove tail.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 09-29-2009, 08:41 AM
hakr100

Join Date: 
Apr 2009
Posts: 
105
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by recumbent View Post
The center screw is your elevation screw; with the barrel pointing away from you there should be a small screw to the left. This is the set screw that gets tightened to lock the sight in the dove tail.

Hmmm. You seem to be correct...hopefully... When you say "small screw," you ain't just whistling Dixie. Anyway, it took about a half turn and now it seems snug. We shall see. Thanks!

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-29-2009, 10:36 AM
recumbent's Avatar
recumbent
US Army Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2003
Location: 
South West IN
Posts: 
10,964
TPC Rating: 
100% (8)
If you can move the sight in the dovetail with your fingers you are going to need loctite on the bottom of the sight and on the set screw or it's going to move again.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-29-2009, 11:35 AM
pikepaul

Join Date: 
Apr 2009
Posts: 
5
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Sights

My Mark III front sight and rear sight both came loose and are now loctited in and holding, but I check them every few shots.
My tatest problem is "stovepiping" and I am working on it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-29-2009, 12:04 PM
recumbent's Avatar
recumbent
US Army Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Dec 2003
Location: 
South West IN
Posts: 
10,964
TPC Rating: 
100% (8)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pikepaul View Post
My Mark III front sight and rear sight both came loose and are now loctited in and holding, but I check them every few shots.
My latest problem is "stovepiping" and I am working on it.
A VQ extractor should solve the stovepiping.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 PM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x