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TRP Sight Swap

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Jon_Snow, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. Jon_Snow

    Jon_Snow Member

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    Hi all, I have a Springfield TRP that came with fixed night sights. After shooting a P16 Limited, I’ve come to really like the flat rear sight blade and FO front sight and I wanted to set up my TRP the same way. Problem is, I can’t seem to get the existing sights loose. I’ve removed the set screw in the rear sight, put it in my vise and tried drifting it out left to right, but it won’t budge. My brass punch is starting to mushroom, so I don’t think I’m not hitting it hard enough. The font sight is another matter. I can see there’s a roll pin that’s holding it in place, but I don’t have a punch small enough to remove it. That will be tonight’s project but I’d love some advice on what to do about the stuck rear sight.
     
  2. john323

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    Drift out right to left.
     
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    For some reason I thought it was the other way. I'll try that tonight.
     
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  4. funnelcake

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    Use the right size roll-pin punch for the front sight. A little Tri-Flow or similar can help w/ removing both - they can be snug. Sight pushers are great, but I think too much $ unless you use fairly routinely.

    Funnel
     
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