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Need Help With M1 Carbine Rear Sight ... and General Info

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Shotgun12, Nov 30, 2006.

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  1. Shotgun12

    Shotgun12 Member

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    I've been looking over a 'newer' model Iver Johnson M1 Carbine that I'm thinking of buying.

    The first thing I couldn't help but notice, is that the rear sight was 'very' loose, in its dove-tail mount. It has a sliding ramp type sight - I'm sure it isn't original .... due to the way it was installed.
    Whoever installed it, had shimmed under it, then tried to stake it in a few spots, because it fit so loosely.
    Could someone tell me what the preferred method is, for doing a nice snug 'Correct' installation on this sight?
    I have no idea why it would be this loose .... as nothing appears to have been 'trimmed'.

    Since I know virtually nothing about M1's .... 'specifically', I'm trying to gather as much info as I can get. Could anyone give me a rough idea, what this might be worth?
    Would there be any 'M1-dedicated' websites .... or some other online source for good general information?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dave in Idaho

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  3. flutedchamber

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    Your rear sight is no problem to repair. What I would recommend is that you buy Jerry Kunhausen's book on the M1 carbine. It is the best book on the subject, and well worth the money. I may be a bit off on the spelling of his last name. :)
     
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