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I knocked it over.......

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by toad67, Dec 3, 2010.

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  1. toad67

    toad67 Member

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    I turned around and knocked my BT over and broke the mid bead. Anyone know whether or not these are threaded or glued in, and is there a proper way to have it repaired? Thanks in advance.

    Todd
     
  2. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Threaded, just remove and replace
     
  3. toad67

    toad67 Member

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    The hard part is that it is broke so close to flush with the rib that I can't get ahold of it.
     
  4. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Drill time better yet, Gunsmith time.

    Matt
     
  5. bill1949

    bill1949 Well-Known Member

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    Buy a left handed drill bit of the appropriate size. I used one on a broken rifle screw and it spun right out. Harbor Freight has them cheap...Bill
     
  6. phirel

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    Drill a very small hole in the center. Use care not to damage the threads or you will have to replace the sight with a tapered sight. Then wedge a small nail into the hole and try to twist the sight out. You can also reshape the nail into a small screwdriver and work the sight out.

    The biggest problem is drilling the small hole in the center of the sight and not breaking the very small bit. A gunsmith should not charge much to do the job if you don't like this sort of stuff.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. BudsterXT

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    Reverse Drill Bit (It spins backwards) when it grabs, it will pull it right out

    As soon as it bites it will come out.

    It is called a left threaded drill bit- you keep the drill in the same direction as if you were drilling a hole.

    Kenny Uhlbeck
     
  8. Jawari2000

    Jawari2000 Member

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    Leave it alone you wont't miss it after a short time. I broke one, shot without it and now I don't care about the mid bead. Many will argue its not needed except if a person needs it to make sure of the mount - the figure 8 thing.
     
  9. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    Bt-99s have a tapered press in bead, if it was white.
     
  10. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    I second GunDr, the BT is a tapered bead.
     
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