M1 carbine rear sight removal

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M1 carbine rear sight removal

Post by sterling991 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:57 pm

Anyone have the tool? I want to put the standard flip sight on.

Alternatively, if anyone knows a good smith let me know.

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Re: M1 carbine rear sight removal

Post by jmikeb653 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:55 am

A pice of leather, a punch & hammer is all i ever used, but i have only done it on non-GI Carbines......Iver Johnson & Plainfield, they pop right off. On a GI Carbine that has the rear sight staked on, perhaps a tool would be required.
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Re: M1 carbine rear sight removal

Post by sterling991 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:38 am

I am concerned about screwing it up that way. I saw a video on Utube with the right way to do it. I might just suck it up and buy the tool.

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Re: M1 carbine rear sight removal

Post by jmikeb653 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:33 am

sterling991 wrote:I am concerned about screwing it up that way. I saw a video on Utube with the right way to do it. I might just suck it up and buy the tool.
+1.... you didn't say in the original post if it was the real deal or not, if so, i would get the tool too, jim
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