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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by LJ-MosinFreak-Buck, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Member

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    Got to do a little shooting today, that's the plus, but this post is a negative.

    I was getting ready to run a bore-snake through my Mosin and the rifle slipped off the chair I had it resting on and it hit the sight-hood straight on and bent it. Not only did it bend it, but it also knocked it loose. It's still got the arsenal markings and stakes, so it shouldn't be too hard to resight, but how do I go about getting the sight to stay in one place?

    Silver solder?
     
  2. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Member

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    Holy poo, I've no answer for you.

    Calling RCmodel!!!!

    Ps...got my first Mosin, LJ! 1932 hex receiver. Shoots like a dream, kicks like a mule, and is clean as a whistle. Wish I could help your problem, but my milsurp expertise is lacking.
     
  3. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Member

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    I'm thinking silver-solder to be a good bet but I'm looking for opinions. Them Russians are liars! The Mosin can't handle a little drop! Lol. Nah, it was my fault.


    ~On The Road Again...~
     
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  4. TurtlePhish

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    Loctite or clear nail polish in the dovetail can do it. My 91/30 had a loose front sight, drop of blue Loctite and it hasn't moved at all after a couple hundred rounds.
     
  5. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Member

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    Ill see if I can post pics later tonight. It's got quite a gap in it.


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  6. rcmodel

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    I would try Blue Lock-Tight first.

    If the dovetail is loose, peen the edges so it isn't, then apply the LT.
    You could also throw up some center punch divits on the bottom of the dovetail to tighten it.

    If that don't work I suppose silver solder is an option of last resort.
    But it should not be necessary.

    rc
     
  7. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Member

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    Thanks. Will try it. Sorry, I didn't get any pics yet, but I can see daylight looking through the dovetail, couldn't before.


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