I just picked up this A-O Thompson M1 manufactured in 1999 and I am trying to figure out how the front sight is mounted/attached. As you can see from the attached pic, it is not pinned in place. I contacted A-O about it and sent them the same pic, as far as they knew, all front M1 sights are now and always have been pinned in place so no help there.
So was the front sight threaded at that time like the Cutts and lock-tited in place or is it not threaded and just a slip fit and lock-tited in place. It seems to me that the adhesion would be better using a threaded barrel vs a smooth barrel if that is the case.
As usual, thanks to all for your help