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M1 Carbine Rear Sight removal
« on: May 29, 2019, 07:45:01 PM »
Greetings all,

I am in search of someone that has, and will allow me to use, a rear sight removal tool for the M1 carbine. I've called around to several gun shops in the Nashville / Lebanon / Mt Juliet area and no one seems to have this. I'm hoping a fellow Appleseeder can point me in the right direction or hook me up.

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Re: M1 Carbine Rear Sight removal
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 10:37:13 AM »
I do not have a sight pusher.

While they may not be the best tools, you can use a brass punch and hammer.  Remove left to right (when looking from the rear).  I would recommend spraying a penetrating oil on it first (PB Blaster or AeroKroil) and placing 3 layers of masking tape on the left side.  Then you just place the punch above the junction of the sight and receiver and hit it.  It may take a couple of hard hits initially.



 

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Re: M1 Carbine Rear Sight removal
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 12:37:53 PM »
We must have watched the same YouTube video :)
This one is really in there - it won't budge. It appears to be staked, but I can't get a clear view of the dovetail area. I am reluctant to beat on it any more than I already have.

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Re: M1 Carbine Rear Sight removal
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 12:50:47 PM »
I see.  Disregard, then.  You may have to shell out the $50 for the tool.  However, you could probably sell it afterwards and get some of your money back.

Unless you have a big vise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdNnZrFOFpU (or maybe a hydraulic press)
« Last Edit: May 30, 2019, 01:25:28 PM by Tennessee Beast »
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Re: M1 Carbine Rear Sight removal
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 02:16:28 PM »
Now THAT video was new to me. I might be able to set that up. The vice + c-clamp setup is basically the same configuration as those sight-pushers. Thanks!