View Full Version : overtimed barrel?

December 22, 2008, 22:42
After I got my first FAL build complete I had move the rear sight about 1/8" to the left, Is this overtimed or under and can just turn it back a little?

December 23, 2008, 00:50
That would be - overtimed.
But only very slightly.
Unless you have the tools, that's hardly worth bothering with for that amount. That is pretty much cosmetic only.
It shouldn't impact function and you should still have more than enough adjustment left for about any ammo or conditions you run in to.

December 26, 2008, 13:56
That happened to me 10 years ago.
The gunplumber instructions had a cure, hit it with a hammer lightly all around the barrel at the joint.

Hitting it radially made it grow axially a few thousands of an inch, and it fits perfect now.

December 27, 2008, 12:54
I used a sap.