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Thread: Ruger Mk 1 front sight removal

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    Ruger Mk 1 front sight removal

    I need to remove front sight on a Ruger Mk1 tapered barrel.
    I can get the pin out that holds the sight on. But I can't get the sight itself to move.
    I have had the gun since 1966. I recently replaced the tiny rear sight with an adjustable one. The gun is shooting way high with the adjustable sight adjusted all the way down.
    Ruger kindly sent me a taller front sight at no charge.
    I can't get the original front sight out. I have it soaked in Kroil right now.
    Any other ideas, like some heat from a heat gun, etc.
    Thanks for any advice!!!












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    heat it up a little. That should help the kroil penetrate.


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    I would try a brass punch, the same diameter as the width of the blade, and from the front of the blade, give it a few taps. Then, go to the back of the blade and give it a few taps. With Kroil, and gentle tapping,, it should loosen and become easier to get out. Sometimes alternating from front to back a few times can be necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Pete View Post
    heat it up a little. That should help the kroil penetrate.


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    I'll give it a try!
    Thank you!!!!

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    I will give it a try also!!
    I will let you know!
    Thanks!!

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