M1 Carbine Rear Sight Loose


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dscottw88
September 17, 2007, 02:01 AM
So I bought an M1 Carbine from Auto Ordnance about 9 months ago. And after having shot hundreds of rounds through it, I got home and went to go clean it when I noticed the rear sight was loose! The Wedge that holds the entire sight keeps it from coming up, but it continuously slides from side to side. Anybody else run into this problem?

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U.S.SFC_RET
September 17, 2007, 06:49 AM
That's a very common problem among M1 carbines. You can buy a staking tool and restake it in place Two stake marke in the front and two in the back.

lencac
September 17, 2007, 03:09 PM
I have had this problem also with a IMI M1 carbine I HAD. To fix it I got a set of automotive feeler gauges and selected the thickness that would do the job. Cut the feeler gauge so as to allow it to sit in the bottom of the dovetail on the receiver. This provided an almost press fit when the sight was slid back into the dovetail. Then staked it in place after sighting in so that windage adjustment was zero and zero on the paper :D I eventually got rid of it because it was not accurate, jammed and I just didn't like it. Finally got a real M1 carbine. Inland arsenal reman, is as new. Installed an UltiMak mount, C-More red dot sight, had trigger reworked by Williams trigger and did some minor corrections to the bedding. Now am extremely pleased with it as it shoots very well with handloaded ammo. Rem. 110 gr. RN, RP brass, CCI BR primers, 14 gr. H110 powder. Target is at 100 yrds. off the bench.

Bitmap
September 17, 2007, 03:50 PM
You can buy a staking tool and restake it in place Two stake marke in the front and two in the back.

Instead of buying a tool I used a punch I made at home. I ground the tip of a concrete nail to make a sharp point. Cut the head off with a cut-off wheel on a dremel type tool. Cut off a piece of wooden dowel and drill a hole in the end. Glue what is left of the nail into the hole in the dowel with carpenter's wood glue or maybe gorilla glue or epoxy. Another alternative for the handle is to use the handle from a small ball peen hammer or tack hammer. Cut it off about 6 inches long and you are good to go.

dscottw88
September 17, 2007, 06:14 PM
That shiny stuff you see in the pictures happens to be a small amount on JB weld epoxy that I Placed up into the corners on both sides. Fixed the problems as it wont slide, but I still might need to find something more permanant. thanks guys!

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