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AK sight adjustment

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by emt1581, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I need to adjust the front sight on an AK. I tried using a needle nose pliers but it wouldn't budge and I didn't want to snap it off.

    Will a needle nose do the trick or do I need some special tool to do it?

    Thanks!

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  2. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Theres a special tool. Tapco makes one for under $20.
     

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    And without it, there's no other way to adjust the front sight?

    Thanks!

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  5. Kozel

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    For elevation there is a tool in AK cleaning kit. For windage you do need to get that tool.
     
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    Hmm...I didn't think the AK could be adjusted for windage. :dunno:

    All I need is the front sight adjusted for elevation. Well actually I need to screw it down a bit. It's shooting too low.

    I'll check the kit.

    Thanks!

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  7. PlasticGuy

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    AK sight adjustment tools are cheap and easy to find. There's no reason to bugger up a perfectly good AK sight by using anything else.
     
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    In AK cleaning kit there is a piece that looks like a flat screwdriver on one end. The other end of it is elevation adjustment tool. Put screw driver end into cut outs on the tube of the kit. It acts as a handle for it.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks!!:)

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    The deluxe Tapco tool also has the windage/elevation adjustment tool all in one, the front sight assembly drifts over left & right for windage, a brass punch will work but not real precise plus you need good support on the assembly when doing it.
     
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    Empty cartridge case and a hammer will do it.