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Old 12-07-2017, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default WASR front sight

Shot the new WASR today. Everything was good. It was almost sighted perfect but I needed to move the post slightly. At 100 meters my shots were mostly to the right about 6 inches or so.

When I tried to move the sight with my tool it was really stiff. It was to the point that I didn’t want to crank on it anymore in fear I might break my tool or the sight. I tried when barrel was cool and after shooting a couple mags.

Is there something I can do to loosen it up? Or should I throw a wrench on it and crank it over?
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:04 PM   #2
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Soak it with CLP
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:09 PM   #3
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Soak it with CLP
Thank you. I will squirt some in it right now.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:51 PM   #4
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Thank you. I will squirt some in it right now.
I've had some that refused to move at first and it felt like my tool was about to break.

I stopped, soaked the windage "barrel" with CLP, and then attempted to drift the windage.

Just wipe the excess off after you get it moving and before you do your zeroing.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:09 PM   #5
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Move sight drum to the right .025". A brass hammer, and a block of wood on the opposite side to support the FSB will work too.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:40 PM   #6
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Did it break free?
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:50 PM   #7
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Did it break free?
I squirted a bunch in there and will try it after work today.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:02 PM   #8
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I have used the typical sight tool: snug it up good on the drum and tap the end of the threaded piece (the axis that actually pushes on the drum) with a small hammer while backing up the other end with a drift or large hammer. Takes 3 hands. Ideally this after a few mags and the sight is warm. The slight impact when the drum is under tension always works for me, I have never used any clp.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:15 PM   #9
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It moved. Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:26 PM   #10
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PB Baster, 2 hour soak. LP torch, PB again to replace what cooked off. This works for loosening a crooked front sight base and it will loosen a stuck windage drum.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:50 PM   #11
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Broke my tool trying to get it move and had used kroil and let it soak for a couple of days...
Just left it until I get more time...
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It moved. Thanks for the help.
Awesome!!!

Without even going neanderthal on it with a hammer and old school heat!
Outstanding!

Like old schoolers say, "Crossed threads are better than no threads!!"


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Old 12-09-2017, 08:00 PM   #13
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Use a Magna Matic sight tool. My Tapco just couldn’t get the job done.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:29 PM   #14
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Use a Magna Matic sight tool. My Tapco just couldn’t get the job done.
That is the tool I had and broke instantly,returned it... going to make one eventually out of a 1/4” socket that someone on this forum had mentioned worked very well for him...
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:33 PM   #15
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You broke a Magna Matic?
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:48 AM   #16
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You broke a Magna Matic?
Yeah. Seriously. How the hell does one do this? At the risk of sounding cliche... pics or it didn't happen.
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https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...prod42492.aspx

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I returned it over a year ago so pics are out of the question but I will repeat,it broke instantly... Brownells was very good about the return as well,luckily I had the receipt...
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Yours must have been seriously defective. I have cranked on front sight drums to the point where I would barely turn the thing by hand and have never had a issue. It's pretty much the best front sight tool available. The only reason I dislike it is because it won't work on FS/GB combos.
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:45 PM   #19
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any time I've not been able to push a FS over using a fs-adjustment tool
I've given it a tap with a brass punch and hammer with the FSB supported on a block of wood.
moves everytime
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Old 12-10-2017, 07:01 PM   #20
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any time I've not been able to push a FS over using a fs-adjustment tool
I've given it a tap with a brass punch and hammer with the FSB supported on a block of wood.
moves everytime
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Old Yesterday, 10:52 AM   #21
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Always let the front sight soak in some penetrating oil for a LONG time before you try to adjust anything. I broke a cheap sight tool trying to remove the front sight post on my WASR, and that was after it had soaked for a few days. Bought a tool from Arsenal Inc. that finally got it out but twisted it up like a pretzel in the process.
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