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Old 01-06-2008, 9:53 PM
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Question How? Removing M1 carbine rear sight

Wondering if anyone's done this before, I have the fancy one I want to replace with the wartime L-sight.

Looking for improvised tools, tips, and possibly someone local to Orange County that'll do it for a nice coffee.
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Wondering if anyone's done this before, I have the fancy one I want to replace with the wartime L-sight.
I've done it, but only to replace a rear sight that was damaged with an identical match.

First, let me ask, "why do you want to do this?"

The L-shaped flip sight is vastly inferior from a shooting perspective. (I have an original, as-issued '43 Inland with them and an updated RockOla with adjustable sights). Finding an original flip sight is near unto impossible with the market FLOODED with fake parts (Riverbank Armory crap or Chinese knock-offs). And if you're doing it to "restore it to collectable status", the stake marks on the receiver will always show it to be non-original. Things to ponder...

Beyond the link provided, you'll need to support the receiver for the removal and then for the placement of the new sight. Failing to do this can result in your dovetail shearing off, rendering your rifle to the parts bin. A flat brass punch and a big hammer will also be needed and you still probably will want to put down some layers of masking tape on the sight to protect it. It's really a "touch operation" as you need to use brute strength to get the sight to move, but you can't just pound on it like a gorilla. (And don't forget to take it out of the stock to do all this!)

Good luck!
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WW2 reenactor, they're making me a radioman and I'm not too happy with my choice of 1911 or billboard that says "capture me".


That being said, dont care too much about the rear sight not being original, my rifle is going to hell with me and back.
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