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Neatening-Up a Model 1922
Page 2 - Barrel and Sights
The "new" old stock barrel was installed and head spaced. Now the sights need to be transferred from the old barrel to the new.
The front sight is a ramp/band assembly sweated (soldered) to the barrel with a dovetail-mounted blade.
The blade is "drifted" out of the dovetail with a brass punch. Note that it is being removed from the left to the right. The dovetail seems to have a little taper.
Once the blade is removed, a set-screw is exposed. The ramp is threaded for the set-screw, and the barrel has a small hole, not very deep, to receive the dog-point end of the screw.
The ramp/band was heated with a Propane torch and the screw removed and then the band slid forward and off the barrel. The photo above shows the threaded hole and the small hole in the barrel (the band/ramp has rotated the right a little).
The rear sight is also sweated to the barrel as well as supplied with an alignment hole and screw. In this case the screw has a large flat slotted head, and was removed when the wood was removed.
Once again, the base and band were heated and slid forward. And again, the small, shallow hole in the barrel is visible. (Before heating, the small parts and the spring have been removed from the sight base)
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