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I have a type 99 that needs a new rear sight assembly I can not find the pin that hold the front sight on. how do I find it ? It looks as if it never had one
and how do you remove it with out destroying it
 

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Removing Front sight.

Take some fine sandpaper and sand on the right side of the front sight inline with the top of the barrel and you will find a faint outline of a pin. Lay the left side of the sight on a peice of iron with a 1/4" hole in it and take a flat punch - less than 1/8" dia. - place it on the outline of the pin and hit hard. The pin is tapered and will knock out easily after you first m ove it. Now put the sight in a padded vise and pull on the rifle while twisting and the sight will come off. To put it back on reverse what was just said. If you can find a peice of soft metal the correct size cut off about 1 1/2" put in a drill or lather and file a slight taper on it. Use this new pin to drive in from the left side. Saw excess off leaving enough to brad on both sides. Now file the sides smooth, put on some cold blue and if you are carefull it will be very hard to tell you have changed the sight. riceone.

Pinned on front bayonet bands come off the same way only are much harder.

This should be a sticky.
 

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A link to this thread has been added to the interesting info sticky.

Roy, thanks for repeating the detailed instructions for this frequently asked question.
 

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Hello leaf :
Just a question, how bad is the rear sight on this 99 of yours ?, is the sight base itself damaged ?. Can you show us a photo of the damage ?.
If the base itself is not damaged you can replace the rear sight leaf assembly by removing the pivot pin and installing a replacement leaf, the spring can also be replaced without taking the base out. Only if the base has been cut down does it need to come out and that would save you from having to remove the frony sight.
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The site base has been ground and turned up side down to fit in the stock. It is unsalvagable :( . I will try to post pics but I do not have a Digi cam just my cell phone cam
 

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Yikes! Might check the auction sites, many times there are complete barrel assemblies available. Of course that would require about as much work (or more), but would look better in the end. Or, consider writing this rifle off and pick up a better one. Would not be too expensive and much less hassle and frustration.
 

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It looks worse in the picture
It is not that bad and salvagable I got whats left of the rear sight base off. The bore is mint
 

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Reminds me of a line from the move Galaxy Quest that goes something like "Oh that's just not right". Must have been one heck of a drunk guy trying to grind the mum off when he did that. I'll see if I have a sight base for it and if I do I'll send it to you.
 
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