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1911 novak rear sight screw thread stripped

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by blue9uy, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. blue9uy

    blue9uy Member

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    hello anyone could send me some idea how to remove the novak rear sight?

    the crew thread are tripped not the hex hole

    the screw are lose in there there are no way for me to unscrew it out

    the sight moving left to right but just cant get it out because of the screw

    i dont mind damage the sight it self as long the rail wont get damaged.


    thanks
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Drill the screw out.

    On the other hand, if the sight is free to move, and then stops?

    That means the screw is getting tight in the threads at some point.
    So get it to that point, and then unscrew it some more.

    rc
     
  3. blue9uy

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    thanks for the tip i have tried to move to the stop point and unscrew but no luck,
    and what you mean to drill the screw out?
    should i drill the hole bigger and hope the screw will come out that way?
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    No.

    Find a clearance drill bit that will drill the screw out without drilling the threads out of the sight.

    Then, you can replace the screw and go again. (Unless the threads are already stripped in the sight.)

    In that case, you can drill & tap one screw size bigger and start over again.

    rc
     
  5. Blue68f100

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    Use a left hand twist if you can. If it hangs the screw will come out while you drill.
     
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