Help! Loose rear sight!
Posted 16 October 2020 - 07:11 AM
I repaired the fail to feed problem with the help of the many fine suggestions found here. Shoots great and extremely accurate. However the rear sight keeps loosening up. Ive tried lock tight on the screws but the rear screws fall out at about 25 rounds!
Is having the rear sight riveted a permanent solution?
Thank you for your time.
Posted 16 October 2020 - 10:49 AM
Yes , rivet them on . Trick is to send it to one of the good gunsmiths on this board that knows WH Thompsons . The proper length of rivet must be chosen for your receiver and sight base thickness . I had my FA loosen up after I had it a few years and it was reriveted in by three different local gunsmiths and kept coming loose . Sent it to someone here and I've never had a problem with that again .
Posted 21 October 2020 - 11:54 AM
My rear site just came off of my FA WH Thompson. Can I ask who you sent it to?
Posted 21 October 2020 - 02:05 PM
No , that bit of info has been lost to the fog of time and /or my reoccurring spats of 107 plus degree body temperature for extended periods of time before it registers . Memory loss is getting quite bad , esp. with names and nouns .
Posted 02 November 2020 - 02:38 PM
Some aluminum counter sunk solid rivets should be easy to find and just as easy to get the bucktails looking good after some practice.
Posted 02 November 2020 - 09:00 PM