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I just purchased an old model 34. They were made from 1932 to 1936. It's pretty banged up and the the bluing is near non-existant, but it shoots tight groups.

The problem is, that it shoots consistently five inches high. The elevator on the rear site has been removed, for the obvious reason, that shots are way too high.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this problem, short of filing down the front site?

Please comment!

I'm sure that similar problems occur on all makes and models.

Your help is appreciated.
 

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If it's shooting high, you want to raise the front sight, not file it!
A good gunsmith ought to have some spare sight blades to try - just drift the old one out and install a higher one. If worse comes to worse, I've raised front sights using JB Weld - layer it onto the sight blade and file to shape. I've had this on my hard-kicking Finnish Mosin for years and it still works great.
 
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