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    Posted: May 11 2019 at 8:51pm
any sane way to remove the rear sight without a pusher? thanks in advance.
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I've used a hardwood block and a hammer, with the receiver in a bench vise with hardwood blocks on the sides. It worked, but I'd have been upset if the dovetail was damaged. Bought the tool a few years back, well worth the $ IMO.
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They're cheap now. And you can sell if when done more like a rental then.
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AND...be sure to push it the correct way, off left to right viewed from the rear. More than one dovetail has been ruined pushing it the wrong way. I never like to replace a sight unless absolutely necessary. If it’s heavily staked, those areas rip-out when pushed and may even have to be drilled-out to get a sight off without severe damage.
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Originally posted by floydthecat floydthecat wrote:

AND...be sure to push it the correct way, off left to right viewed from the rear. More than one dovetail has been ruined pushing it the wrong way. I never like to replace a sight unless absolutely necessary. If it’s heavily staked, those areas rip-out when pushed and may even have to be drilled-out to get a sight off without severe damage.

Thanks for all your offer of help. It is appreciated. 

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