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    1894 front sight removal

    I'm wanting to change the front sight on my 1894 and having trouble with the removal of the original. I thought it pushed out from what would be the right side of the barrel as you sight the rifle. Is this correct? Anyone have any suggestions on removal?

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    Is it on a ramp? If it is I'd take the ramp off if possible. Regarding direction conventional wisdon is out left to right (from behind the gun) and in right to left. But the are not tappered so it really doesnt matter as long as you go the same way all the time.
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    Hello Leverdude,

    It is not on a ramp. Just in a beveled notch cut in the barrel. I'm not having much luck at all... in fact, my "tapping" to drift out is not moving the sight at all but is moving the screw insert 'stud' that holds the mag tube in place. Any thoughts?
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    It's possible that someone used loctite on it. Is it new to you or are you the original purchaser? You could heat the sight up a bit with a propane torch, not enough to change tis color, just a little to weaken the loctite if there is any in there. Another trick is to shrink the site a bit (im talking miniscule amount) but getting some of the freeze off wart remover stuff and use it to kind of freeze the site. When metal gets cold, it shrinks a bit, when metal gets hot, it expands. I would remove the mag tube, put the barrel on a block of hardwood, put tape around the barrel so if your punch slips, it doesnt marr the finish. Use a brash punch if possible too.

    I assume you do not have a sight pusher?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fontana vic View Post
    Hello Leverdude,

    It is not on a ramp. Just in a beveled notch cut in the barrel. I'm not having much luck at all... in fact, my "tapping" to drift out is not moving the sight at all but is moving the screw insert 'stud' that holds the mag tube in place. Any thoughts?
    Hey FV,

    Give it a good soak with Kroil, or Blaster. Try again. Still no joy? Give the barrel a gentle heat with heat gun/ hair dryer. Make sure rifle is in sturdy vise. Otherwise your "taps" just slew rifle around.

    Hope this helps, Mark
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    The rifle is new to me.. but I don't think it has locktite on it. Although, I did try the slight heating method just in case. I did go ahead and take the mag tube off to make sure I was not doing any damage there once I saw the screw "stud" moving. I've got it soaking in Breakfree now.... don't have any Kroil. I have also sprayed it with silicone spray to try and "freeze" the site some. I changed a front site on another r1894 about 2 years ago and had no trouble at all and that's why I'm confused on why this one is so stubborn.
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    They don't all fit the same. I had a dovetail front sight that would not drift no matter what I tried to do. I ended up with a STEEL punch and large hammer to get it to move. I think if you persist, you'll win.
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    fontana vic, your post caught my attention. I am new to the 1894 and have considered changing my front sight also. And, mine does not have a ramp either. I'll be watching the replies. What model is yours?

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    Looks like the beginning of another educational experience for those of us who haven't removed an 1894 sight.

    Along the way, I hope someone will mention a sight removal tool that works well for Marlins (brand, source, price).

    Carry on. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

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    I was always told to remove the sight: "out to the right, "in to the left".
    Some of the dovetail sights have a slight angle of bevel so I've been told..
    This is looking from rear to front.
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