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Replace Citori Center Bead Sight

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by OK_Shooter, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. OK_Shooter

    OK_Shooter TS Member

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    The center bead sight got knocked off somehow and I would like to replace it. I purchased a new one from Browning assuming it was threaded and would screw into the VR, however it is not threaded. I plan to drill out the remains of the old sight and either press in or glue in the new sight. I have not done this before so any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Phil
     
  2. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Sounds like a compression fit mid bead. These are common and work well. I use a small pencil vice to install them. You may, or may not, be able to gently tap it in with a very soft piece of wood. It requires little pressure to seat the sight and it requires little pressure to smash the white plastic top of the sight.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. OK_Shooter

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    Pat,

    What is a small pencil vice? I was planning to use a drill press to drill out the remains of the old sight..it looks like a 1/16 bit will do the trick - and then like you suggested tap in the new sight using a piece of soft wood.

    Thanks for the info
    Phil
     
  4. victoria K

    victoria K Member

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    Hi Phil

    I have 3/56 threaded mid beads in silver or gold color I can send you one if you still need one.

    Have a vary Marry Christmas
    Vicki Keen Keensights
     
  5. phirel

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    Phil- the remainder of the sight in the gun is a soft hollow tube that can be pulled out by hand using a small hand held drill bit, a small tap, a nail or sometimes a tooth pick. Don't drill it and use only hand pressure.

    Vicki made a nice offer. She does that sort of thing often.

    Pat Ireland
     
  6. chrisg

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    I use a small piece of 1/8" dia. white teflon stock available from many hardware stores, cut a short piece of it and buff the edges with an emory board. then just use a small drop of glue to hold it in. works perfect and looks professional. I have used this method to fix many brownings for people i shoot with.
     
  7. OK_Shooter

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    Pat,

    I was able to do as you suggested. I removed the remains of the sight by twisting a 1/16 drill bit in my fingers and pulling the hollow tube out of the rib. The new sight was very easy to tap in place.

    Thanks to all who responded.

    Phil
     
  8. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I use a hammer handle to istall the tapered spring steel bead seats.

    I set the bead in place, put the back of the handle on top, and push in, just finish with a little tap w/ hammer.

    Works for me.

    HM
     
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