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Bead is loose?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 635 G, May 21, 2011.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    The front bead on one of my guns is loose, wondering is there anything else but blue loctite that would work,to secure it?

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. chikeneyes

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  3. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    Phil: If it won't tighten it's probably stripped. Unscrew it. Apply a little
    J.B. Weld. Screw it in until it's lined up correctly and let it set.
    That's what I did and it's held.
    The other thing is to have the rib drilled and tapped for a larger thread size and get a new sight.
     
  4. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    Clear nail polish will secure it in place and it will still be able to be removed when you want.

    Big Jack
     
  5. JerryP

    JerryP Active Member

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    Phil, if what you have is like most, the bead will tighen down at the wrong angle. So, when you back it up to the right position it will be loose. Use blue loctite and forget about it. Don't make a mess using epoxy.
     
  6. steveziv

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    I had a bead that was either tight and a little past center or on center and loose. I wrapped the treads in plumber's teflon tape to take up the slack, seems to be working.
     
  7. goose2

    goose2 Well-Known Member

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    How about leave it off. I don't have a bead one on my K 80.
     
  8. gdbabin

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    Glue it somehow for aesthetics. Who needs a front bead anyway?



    Guy Babin
     
  9. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    Phil,
    JB weld. You want something that will stand up to the heat. Mine is working
    fine.
    See you at the state.
    Dick
     
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