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Old 03-31-2013, 09:06 PM
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As has been mentioned elsewhere on this site, my Henry H001 shot consistently high regardless of the rear sight setting. I contacted Henry and they sent me a replacement rear sight which is clearly lower, which is what I need. I need to tap out the old sight, which is dovetailed in. Is there anyone here who can give me some tips about this. I do have a nylon mallet; is that what I should use? And does the sight come out on the right or left hand side as one looks down the end of the barrel, i.e. out port or out starboard?

Thanks for any suggestions. I am trying to avoid having to make a trip to the Smith, obviously.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:51 PM
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I loosened the set screw and tapped the sight out from left to ejection port right side of the rifle. I used a brass punch with wooden mallet. My sight was not that tight in the dove tail. If very tight you might use Kroil or other penetrating oil, let it set for a day or two and try again. If still tight you might need a little heat.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:49 PM
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I loosened the set screw and tapped the sight out from left to ejection port right side of the rifle. I used a brass punch with wooden mallet. My sight was not that tight in the dove tail. If very tight you might use Kroil or other penetrating oil, let it set for a day or two and try again. If still tight you might need a little heat.
Thanks Vascar. We'll see if I can work up the nerve. Otherwise, a trip to the Smith.
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Mine came out to the left side (looking down the barrel) tapped it with the handle of a screwdriver and it came out nicely. As VASCAR2 mentioned, soak a little oil in there for a few hours, may loosen it up.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:57 PM
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Thanks, guys. I appreciate all this.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:45 PM
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Thanks, guys. I appreciate all this.
Easy way to remember this,

You can get left out, or you can get right in.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:22 PM
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Easy way to remember this,

You can get left out, or you can get right in.
That seems to be the opposite of what I am hearing here. Orienting the weapon as though pointed at a target, people here seem to be saying that the rear sight is removed by pushing it to the right, i.e. the side of the ejection port. Thus you would insert a new sight on the right side pushing to the left.

Yes?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:26 PM
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Might ask Henry 👍
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:39 PM
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Might ask Henry 👍
I did. Their answer:
The sight would be removed left to right once the screw is removed. Pre-soaking with Break-Free will help loosen.

I assume that left-to-write means oriented sighting down the barrel.
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Yep 😄
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perhaps it would help if we "navalized" it.. Ya drive the sight from the port side of the rifle out the starboard side of the rifle. Howz that?
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That seems to be the opposite of what I am hearing here. Orienting the weapon as though pointed at a target, people here seem to be saying that the rear sight is removed by pushing it to the right, i.e. the side of the ejection port. Thus you would insert a new sight on the right side pushing to the left.
Tap the sight from the left side and it comes out.

Tap the sight on the right side and it goes in.

Difficult NO?
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