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Old 10-24-2019, 11:24 AM
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So, I assume I would just need to drive the existing base out of the dovetail and drive the Lyman in? No set screws or other pin to remove first?

Also, please refresh my memory on the in/out direction for these dovetails.
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:02 PM
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Out is typically Left to right.
No screws or pins.
Use a brass punch and 'back up' the barrel with hardwood so you dont lose the impact on soft backing. Same for re-install.
Once out clean the barrel dovetail well.
Trial fit the new sight, it may fall in or it may not even start or hardly start.
If it wont, or hardly start, and the new sight base has sharp edges (not uncommon) they need to be dulled, those sharp edges cant fit into the somewhat rounded corners of the barrel dovetail cut. Often doing just that is enough rather than filing the dovetail face(s). If the face(s) need filing the best is a safe-edge triangular file. I have the rather expensive Brownell's but it is the real-deal right tool. Some grind the teeth off 1 or 2 sides of a hardware store small triangular file. It works, to a fashion, but those are not parallel sided. Use with care.
My pref is to make the sight snugly slide in the dovetail about 1/4-1/3 of the way and tap in to seat.
Fwiw, it is good procedure to file only on the sight base, not the barrel cut.
The flip side is if the sight is too loose. In that case ensure it, and the barrel dovetail, are clean and dry and Loctite the sight in, eyeballing it for a good center on the barrel.
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Old 10-24-2019, 03:50 PM
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Gcrank1, I enjoyed your 'smithing info. Tnx for posting.
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Old 10-24-2019, 11:29 PM
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Out is typically Left to right
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Thanks Gcrank1, but one further Q.

What about "in": Would that be right to left?

Thanks for your patience and help.
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