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#4591108 - 12/01/17 02:56 PM Iron sight screws
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 2449
Loc: West Michigan
Picked up some OE iron sights for my vintage 22lr rifle, unfortunately one of the screw holes already has a resident (aka a sheered off screw) in place. Looks like its approx 3/32-5/32 inch in diameter so its pretty tiny. Local range estimates $20 to drill it out which seems pretty reasonable to me. Only thing I would be tempted to do first is to drill it a little by hand and tap a small torx bit in place to try and unscrew it. Thoughts?
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#4591143 - 12/01/17 03:27 PM Re: Iron sight screws [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Get a small left-handed drill bit... it'll probably come right out
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#4591144 - 12/01/17 03:28 PM Re: Iron sight screws [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 1268
Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
Sometime you can get a reverse bit to bite if you can find one. Or drill it a little and use an EZ out if you can find one that small.

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#4591153 - 12/01/17 03:36 PM Re: Iron sight screws [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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$20? I's spend the $20 and let someone else do it.
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#4591183 - 12/01/17 04:06 PM Re: Iron sight screws [Re: skyactiv]
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Registered: 03/30/15
Posts: 4402
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
$20? I's spend the $20 and let someone else do it.


This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You might slip and bubba it up worse. For $20 bucks let a gunsmith do it while you have a beer across the street.

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#4592699 - 12/03/17 06:59 AM Re: Iron sight screws [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 576
Loc: Wisconsin
I would have to lean towards letting the smith do it, unless you are mostly versed in such activities. I had a screw head break on a brand new Remington rifle 8 years back. It was the little screw in the scope base slot, getting ready to mount a scope.

The gunsmith asked me to leave it with him. I don't know how he got it out, maybe a 'trade secret'? When I picked it up is was good as new.

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