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Old 07-30-2020, 07:26 PM
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How I took the rear sight off my SA.22



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I hope this post may help someone on taking the rear sight off their SA .22. I could only find stuff in my searches like use this or that or it was too difficult to remove etc...No good utube really. The book shows the gun put together. I took my brand new grade II today and here is how I did it. No vise. I did not put the rifle together. Used a treestand seat with a back for cushion. I took the half with the sight and held it firm with the sight on a slight angle downward.I then tried a little wheeler hammer and a dowel. No budge. Tried a bigger hammer 2.5 lb did not work at all as it was spongy. I then used a brass punch with tape on the end.Holding it firmly each wack was drifting the sight with the little hammer. I finally finished drifting it out with the dowel.Not a mark or scratch on my rifle. I think what helped was not having the gun put together to lessen the bounce and vibration for good solid whacks . My sight was tight too. Now I can use the browning mount and get good eye relief.

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Old 05-17-2021, 02:39 PM
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Old 05-17-2021, 04:00 PM
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trapper bill, thanks for this, Im going to order a 1/8" brass punch from brownells.
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Old 05-17-2021, 05:39 PM
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This wheeler kit is what I use E85E49FF-819E-443D-AE77-EBF53A18737E.jpg
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Old 05-21-2021, 02:49 PM
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Success

What a cluster ----. The brass punch worked and i got the sight removed. Then i installed the Browning cantilever mount with a little blue lock tight on the screws. Also got the Browning rings and installed scope. Sight in tomorrow!!!
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Old 05-22-2021, 12:44 PM
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After I read you did yours I figured I might as well do mine.Just finished taking the rear sight off my new grade VI. glad you were able to finally get yours off tbs. FFEAB9DD-951A-47F7-91CC-A9EA927D15D5.jpg
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Old 05-23-2021, 03:26 AM
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Thumbs up Sight in!

The sight in went super easy. I shot a 20 round group with Aguila super extra at 25 yards from the bench and rifle seems to want to perform. The scope was one i had laying around and probably will get changed to something a little more appropriate, but i can't argue with the results so far.
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Old 05-27-2021, 09:33 PM
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Does the rear sight drift out left to right?

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Old 05-28-2021, 08:18 AM
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Does the rear sight drift out left to right?

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Yes
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Old 05-28-2021, 09:31 AM
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Thanks.
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