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Citori Beads Front and Center

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Recoil Sissy, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    I'm considering a replacement for the front and center beads on an old Citori trap. I believe the Bradley type front bead is threaded and would simply screw out. If memory serves, the center bead is a press fit.

    Can someone confirm whether this is correct or not?

    Thanks in advance.

    sissy
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Cente bead is a press fit. Construction is tapered spring steel. The butt end of a hammer handle and a couple taps does the job. Get the right one instead of drilling and tapping because you will probably get to #8 before you get a straight hole.

    HM
     
  3. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    The rear sight is a tapered pressed in bead. You'll need to knock off the plastic top, then use a #52 drill bit and slowly turn it into the steel base until it "bites-in". You then can pull the bead. Sometimes the bead will spin out while turning in the bit.

    Chase the hole with a #45 drill and tap with a 3-56 thread.

    The front sight is likely metric also, but just run the 3-56 tap into the hole and you'll be able to use a metric or standard threaded bead.
     
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