Mauser M48 rear sight removal help


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Lovesbeer99
March 20, 2007, 01:00 PM
I drifted the pin out, but I can't get the rear sight off? What gives? Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Lovesbeer99

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critter
March 20, 2007, 01:15 PM
I believe that the front of the sight ladder has 2 'ears' that fit into recesses in the base. Press the front of the light ladder DOWN HARD and then it should slide out toward the rear of the rifle. Give it a try and let us know.

DnPRK
March 20, 2007, 01:24 PM
critter is correct. You have to push down hard to disengage the sight before sliding it backwards. I'm a pretty big guy and its a real thumb-buster to get it out.

Jackal
March 20, 2007, 01:33 PM
If you have too much difficulty, spray some Break-Free or similar oil in the sight housing to loosen up any dried cosmo that may be hiding in there and making things harder.

MilsurpShooter
March 20, 2007, 02:41 PM
Scout site directions i'd seen was to use a C-Clamp with some rubber pads on it so you didn't marr the bluing. Tighten until you can get the leaf down but not tighter then that.

Lovesbeer99
March 20, 2007, 06:27 PM
Got it thanks. Now just a quick trip to the hospital to re-attach my thumbs and we're all golden again.

Anyone know the purpose of the screw just above the rear sight toward the forarm? It doesn't seam to have any direct purpose.

Lovesbeer99

Feanaro
March 20, 2007, 11:40 PM
If it's the screw I am thinking of, it(along with a spring-band...thing) holds the forearm to the barrel.

See http://www.surplusrifle.com/yugom48/rifledisassembly/index.asp

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