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Q: Replacing Front Bead

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by DanR, May 29, 2007.

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  1. DanR

    DanR TS Member

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    Okay, put this one under the category of stupid human tricks.

    I want to replact the front bead of my Beretta 682, but I seem to have stripped the threads on it. (Doh!) Are the threads on the rib likely stripped, or would it just be the threads on the bead itself? What do I need to do to fix that?

    Thanks,
    Dan R.
     
  2. Dove Commander

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    I would take it to a gunsmith. He will either clean up the threads on the rib if possible, or re-thread it to the next size that fits a bead he has in stock or that you locate.
     
  3. shotgun 1

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    Take any front sight you like with a shank that will fit in the hole. Add Lock Tite, let it dry and don't worry about the threads. I've never had one come out.
    Dave
     
  4. DanR

    DanR TS Member

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    Thanks Dove and Dave.

    Dave, my problem is getting the old one out.

    - Dan
     
  5. Dove Commander

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    Dan, If you attempt to remove the bead yourself, put masking tape on the rib as tight to the bead as you can. Take a good pliers, and put tape on the end of the pliers. Use the pliers to pull as you turn out the site. Don't pull too hard, just enough to get the threads started as you turn it out. It helps to strap down the gun so it doesn't move. The tape will protect the rib, but be careful to keep the pliers high enough on the bead so you don't touch the rib.

    If this is scary to you, spend $25 at the gun shop.
     
  6. fssberson

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    Use a hair dryer and heat up the bead... ofter they are put in with Lock Tight or other "glue". The heat causes the glue to bubble and the thread comes out easily. Fred
     
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