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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

    May 5, 2005
    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?

  2. Dave in Idaho

    Dave in Idaho Member

    Jun 19, 2003
  3. flutedchamber

    flutedchamber Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    NJ the state of total despair
    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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