Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by perklo, Jul 22, 2022.
I ordered multi packs of high grade 3/64" and 1/16" drill bits and a specialty 1 mm punch from South Korea. Also a six pack of assorted precision tweezers.
Once I had these items, I took a Grace 1/16" starter punch and whacked the sight blade through the side opposite from the broken bit. Then I used one of the new tweezers to grip and rotate the broken bit a quarter turn out before it bound up again.
I flipped it back over and drilled one of the 3/64" bits into the 1/16" hole. I broke that one but being smaller than the hole it fell right out. A second 3/64" bit broke through to the other side. I used the tiny 1 mm punch and easily knocked out the broken bit through the opening.
A new 1/16" bit cleanly finished the hole in the tritium blade and the original roll pin secured it well. Some Black Max 380 Loctite filled the little gap in the front of the sight and barrel.
I have the luxury of being a hobby gunsmith, not a working one. No one starves if I don't turn projects around in a timely manner!
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