Rear Sight help

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by .22guy, May 6, 2008.

  1. .22guy

    .22guy G&G Enthusiast

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a couple of mosins (a 91/30 and M-38 that I removed the rear sight from to mount a scope rail and optics. Well, I don't like them so I am trying to restore them to original form. I've been having a heck of time getting the rear sights back on. I just can't seem to get them lined up to get the pin back through. Any tips or techniques???:feedback:
     

  2. Mike82

    Mike82 G&G Newbie

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    did you try removing the rear sight base on the 91/30 to mount 3/8th" scope rings directly to the dovetail that's made onto the receiver? that gives a really nice look....now if you dont like scout scopes because of maybe vision problems, then yeah, go ahead and remount ur rear sight leaf. this is what the rifle would look like if u mounted scope directly to receiver after removing rear sight base: [​IMG]

    Now if you mounted it like i did mine....it'd be sucked down very close to receiver, but u gotta do slight mods(no metalwork) to rings....but it looks deadly even like pictured above. :D

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    that setup costs me a total of $65 for NCStar scope and Leupold vertical split rings....and gunsmith charged $30 to remove sight base....if i can find my post in another thread, i'll link it so you can see model numbers etc of the parts i got....i got top of the line scope from them so that shows the highest you'll pay.
     
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  3. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    A C-clamp is what I use. It works fine!
     
  4. Mike82

    Mike82 G&G Newbie

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    Leupold scope rings model number: 55850 (Matte Black)
    NcStar scope model number: SEPB2732B (Black)

    Links:

    [​IMG] that's pic, the website has changed and put all Leupold rings at same price on same page, so the pic on site is of standard rings, not the vertical split rings. Leupold Rifleman Rifle Scope Mount Rings 56530 56527 57613 57515 57430 57315 57313 56758 57996 57833 57400 57395 57390 56524 55880 55870 57385 57380 55860 57337 57420 57415 57410 57339 57327 57325 57323 56533 55850

    The following link shows an example of what NcStar offers in scopes($54 scope is one i ordered): OpticsPlanet - SEPB2732B search phrase

    Also, who knows of a good laser boresighter? If you have an easy to use one you like, throw me the model number so i can grab one also. thanks.
     
  5. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    I forgot to mention above I use a piece of wood, or a rubberized punch between the sight leaf and C clamp to protect the sight!
     
  6. Mike82

    Mike82 G&G Newbie

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    why not a c-clamp with rubber coated feet? u can get em just about anywhere.
     
  7. .22guy

    .22guy G&G Enthusiast

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    Well, I tried a C-clamp already, but I don't think it was big enough. The problem was probably that it was a little too small. I only have little ones and some really big ones. Guess I'll have to hit Harbor Freight.

    Thanks to everyone for their input.
     
  8. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    If you have someone help you, you could put the punch on the sight leaf and tie a loop of string or rope around the whole rifle. Then insert a screwdriver in the loop and keep twisting it unil it forces it down into position.