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willow
July 20, 2007, 19:37
I need to remove the top portion (the sliding portion with the peep sight) of the rear sight of an FAL. How do I do that please?

W.E.G.
July 20, 2007, 19:49
Knock the entire assembly out of the dovetail on the receiver.

Knock out the little bitty pin in the forward area of the sight base.
DON'T LOSE THE PIN!!!

Slide the aperture assembly off the sight base.
DON'T LOSE THE LITTLE BALL BEARING AND SPRING!!!

willow
July 21, 2007, 05:58
Do the windage adjustment screws need to be removed before driving the assembley out of the dovetail or do they stay in place? What is the correct procedure? Thanks.

indy_Muaddib
July 21, 2007, 06:20
remove both screws, pad the receiver so you don't mar it.

use a suitable sized piece of wood and a mallet or hammer and drive the sight off the receiver.

don't lose that tiny "S" spring under the sight its a bitch to find once you drop it, ask me how i know that.

willow
July 21, 2007, 07:18
Thanks

W.E.G.
July 21, 2007, 10:54
Actually, if you just remove ONE screw, you won't lose your windage zero when you re-install.

Seriously, if you never have had the screws out of that receiver, I highly recommend that you remove both screws, and the sight.

Then you can completely clean up the threads on the screws, and the threads in the receiver. Also you can work the sight back and forth several times in the dovetail to make sure its not binding anywhere. If you detect excess tightness in the dovetail, now would be good time to work that out.

Indeed, don't lose the Z-spring either - that is if its there in the first place. Not all FAL's are so-equipped.

If you eyeball the sight real good before you remove it, you can probably re-install it to obtain at least minute-of-eyeball return-to zero.

elbo
July 21, 2007, 12:45
Put a witness mark down the front of the sight onto the receiver and you can put it back nearly exact.

W.E.G.
July 21, 2007, 14:16
pics at http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=1741234#post1741234

AndyC
July 21, 2007, 14:51
Another awesome WEG thread - bookmarked.

If we ever meet up, the beer is going to be on me - all the effort in taking and showing your pics is really appreciated :beer:

W.E.G.
July 21, 2007, 15:11
Hey!

I just got a video camera today. Still gotta get the right firewire hookup for the PC.
But as soon as I get that bugger figured out, I'm gonna be a porn star!!!

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=1077570 http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=1243542