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How do I drift the rear sight on my Kimber? Do I need to buy an expensive tool like the one by MGW?

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first you get a 30 pound sledge hammer and then ....


(just kidding)

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Thaddeus,

I trust you've noticed the small set screw? I tapped mine over by laying the bare slide on a towel on top of a firm bench. I then tapped the sight over using a plastic drift and hammer. It was tighter than I'd expected, and took considerable tapping to make it move.

Short answer, yes you can move it without a sight pusher. And yes, the chances of damaging your pistols finish are greater without the pusher.

Byron
 

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Originally posted by thaddeus:
How do I drift the rear sight on my Kimber? Do I need to buy an expensive tool like the one by MGW?
When I had a Kimber Custom.....remove small allen set screw; get a 1/4" BRASS pin punch...hit it with a hammer. The brass is supposed to NOT mark the sight. The rear sight is VERY tight.
 

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Put a piece of leather, like from an old belt, between the sight and the brass punch to avoid any marring.

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Frank
 
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