Lyman GPR Primitive Sight

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  1. Jul 13, 2019 at 12:25 AM #1

    Louisk

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    I'm trying to install the primitive sight that came with my GPR. It just slides right through the dovetail with a fair amount of play. Anyone know how far one can safely peen down the edges of the dovetail to make it fit? Would a shim or another replacement sight be a better solution? Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2019 at 12:29 AM #2

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    Lay about a 9/16ths socket across the dovetail & give it a couple light taps with a small hammer. Go slow & check fit often.
     
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    I just used a small hammer on the top edges of the dovetail and checked the sight for fit/snugness. Once satisfied I just tapped the sight into place. Has not budged since.
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    The socket is more uniform & no chance of leavin’ visible evidence along the edges of your primitive sight.
     
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  5. Jul 13, 2019 at 2:24 AM #5

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  6. Jul 13, 2019 at 4:15 AM #6

    Louisk

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    Thanks folks! Great advice here. bubba 50 I tried your socket method and it worked like a charm. Sight is in nice and tight. I got it lined up with the aperture sight before I removed it.

    I really like the aperture and will have it back on sooner or later, but didn't draw any hunts this year so thought I'd see how well I could shoot it with fixed sights. I think I'm too late to get it sighted in for the current Rondy, but maybe next year.
     
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