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Old May 11th, 2021, 07:30 PM #1
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Sights Loose

So I am putting the finishing touches on my Traditions Flintlock build. Itís been a fun (most of the time!) project. The final issue I have is that the sights that come with it are looser than Iíd like. The dovetails push in and out of the barrel quite easily. How do I snug them up? I donít think I want anything permanent (superglue). Should I just get some new ones and file them down until I get the desired fit or is there some other technique I can use? Thanks. Iíll post some pictures shortly.
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How about taking a center punch and staking the edge of the dovetail to tighten it up
Or maybe, if you have room, drill and tap a hole in the sight and run a setscrew in there to snug it
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Center punch directly under the sight where you cant see it, leave the edges alone and sharp if possible.
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You can use a center punch under the site or put a few punches on the barrel on the flat underneath the site it will raise spots to hold it in place


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Sweet! Thank you all.
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