rear sight removal

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Pinecone

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44rugerr, As nvbirdman noted, this is usually the case but that can vary from gun to gun depending on who might have worked on it before you, especially with a used gun. A couple of "indicators" to look for are the "width" of the slot (drive out through the widest side) (back in through the same side) and any "staking" marks that are present! A good rule of thumb is to always push the sight out on what seems to be the side of "least" resistance. Another thing to look for with "rear" sights are that on some makes, the elevation screw actually is threaded into the "frame" and if you try to drive out the sight without "first" backing this screw out, you will in all probability "shear off" this screw!...........................Dick :idea:
 
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not suchas issue with Rugers, more of an issue with older dovetails on rifles......we usually looks to "see" which side has the "wear"( the blue may be worn off the edges of the slot...a good light will tell you real quick, but again, it makes no difference to us, as long as you :loosen the set screws if there are any........as said above....THAT will make a difference as well as how "firm" the gun is held in a good ,sturdy , padded vise.......
 

bcp

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nvbirdman":3594y4ia said:
Remove left to right.
Install right to left.

Memory trick:
Same way cartridges go into and out of a Marlin 336.

Bruce
 
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