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August 17, 2014, 15:23
I picked up a GSG STG 44 a while back second hand and find that it is shooting pretty low. I'm assuming it is one of the older models. I have to set the rear sight to 7 to hit anything under 65 yards. Anyone have this problem here? I've seen some folks suggest filing the front sight down, but didn't know if there was another fix.


August 17, 2014, 18:17
That seems to be a problem with the stg 44 I wonder if contacting the importer if there is a fix. if you find out let me know

PA Garand Boy
August 17, 2014, 19:04
This is a universal issue with these rifles.

Before you file the front sight, try this:

Remove the rear sight leaf

Remove the spring, this will expose the mounting screws (these are also the attachment points for the factory scope mount)

Remove the mounting screws to take off the rear sight base.

You will see two bosses/projections where the screws attach to the receiver.
Put 2 #6 washers on top of each mounting point (you will need to shave the ones on the rear point) and reassemble the sight. This will raise up the entire base so you don't have to move the elevator on the rear leaf to goofy looking levels.

August 17, 2014, 22:52
I did just as PA Garand instructed, and my STG44/22 shoots to poi.

-JAB 75

August 18, 2014, 16:09
I'm surprised that the POS fires at all. Too bad they couldn't make them BEST quality to begin with.

August 18, 2014, 20:00

I'll give it a try.