Found the ammo for the 32Spl I got from Grandpa today, so I load up a few rounds and went and sat til dark, looked down the rifle barrel and couldn’t see much so figured that was time to come in
was a bit odd, but its dark so…
Get back to the house, unload, look down the sights and
its a 64, I was told it was never fired, I haven’t fired it, can’t see I ever will now.
great way to provide an excuse for your inability to hit what you are shooting at
You never sighted it in? (obviously)
I like a gun with family history, I have none. Definitely get it fixed and working. Let us know when you get your deer with it.
I initially thought this was soldered on and had no intent to attempt that, looks like its repairable but not this year
I am guessing the ladder is awol, the ladders were held in by (a whim and a prayer) spring tension and were always getting lost.
or is it the leaf ?
Its a 64 if that helps answer, if there was a ladder I can’t tell, I think just a leaf but its broke and pieces are missing
I really am conscious of not doing anything in the woods except quietly scoping the scene
maybe an occasional look at the rifle, and through the sights might be allowable
That’s actually a very easy fix, the leaf just knocks in/out with no special tools, just a hammer. I replaced the leaf on my 30-30 with an enhanced one many years ago. Rear sight leaf and elevator is not that expensive, around $15 together.
Belt-Fed sent you the right link. That sight just drifts in. Brass punch and a small hammer is all you need to install a new one.
well you guys make me feel better about it, I’m shelving it till we get unpacked, I’m certain it got broke in the move, it was only in a rifle sleeve, scratch protections about all those offer
Robert sorry to hear that happened
You’ll get the correct part and make it good as new
Listen to @Belt-Fed Numrich is my go to fall all my older gun parts! Get the schematics as well! Never know when you will need them! Has helped me more than a few times.
Thanks, I have ordered from them before, the last time I ordered a set of original M16 forgrips, they sent 2 right ones, but I didn’t bitch, those are harder to find, or was it left, either way
those words have never been uttered before nor shall they ever be uttered again…
A broken clock is right 2 times a day right?? Lol
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