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Old 12-25-2012, 07:19 AM
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I have an old Nylon 66 that was missing the rear sight elevation screw and washer. I have obtained the parts but I'm not sure how to stake the washer.

Can anyone tell me how to do it?
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:36 AM
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I broke the rear sight on mine in 1959. If I remember correctly the end of the screw is peened large enough to hold the washer.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:20 PM
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Thanks 72coupe,

I can't find a diagram of the rear sight assembly. Can anyone help?
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:29 PM
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Turn the windage screw until it disengages. Then rotate the sight until you have access to the bottom of the sight.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:03 AM
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Thanks again 72coupe.

When I get it inverted would you recommend mushrooming the head of the elevation screw with a hammer and punch, kind of like a solid rivet?
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Thanks 72coupe,

I can't find a diagram of the rear sight assembly. Can anyone help?
go to the documents section of www.nylonrifles.com There are field service manuals of all the nylon rifle there which have diagrams and how to fix things.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:58 PM
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ALS it has been more than 50 years since I worked on the sight of a 66. I broke it by pulling it from under my dads 1950 Chevy pickup seat and the rear sight hung up in the springs. I was despondent.

I know that I fixed it but darned if I remember how. I was 12 years old by this time. I was only 11 when I bought it at the gun shop in Campo, Colorado.
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I just looked at my 66 & have to ask, 'what washer'?

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:06 PM
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DR there is a washer on the bottom end of the elevation screw on the rear sight. It is hidden underneath the mechanism of the sight and cannot be seen from the inside of the cover.
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Thanx 72, Appearantly it can't be seen from the outside either. It appears my sight blade is spring loaded down & the elevation screw turns CW to increase elevation. It's been so long since I've had the cover off, I'll take closer look next time. ;-)
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