Man that sucks! Funny thing is, I just managed to do the same thing while I was removing my flip down sight.C Swimm said:Once I got it all together I went to adjust it to center it up but the screw broke off at the roll pin hole. Damn.
Derek is right. I saw the card warning that the front sight needed to be professionally installed and that if I did it myself I void the warranty. I was prepared to have to pay for the screw. It was cool of him to send me one for free. I e-mailed him in the middle of a Saturday night and had a reply in my inbox by 6 am Sunday Morning. I appreciate that a lot too. It was also cool of him to give me some info on how to do it right. I guess he figured that I was pretty much hard headed on these things and like to do them myself.This is why I include a warranty sheet with the front sight.
The front sights will need to be lapped, on most rifles.
Send me your shipping address and I will send out another
windage screw but you need to have the sight professionally
lapped and installed.
If you choose to do it yourself, there are some helpful videos online.
No charge this time.
It's a form of fine polishing using a very mildly abrasive paste called lapping compound. This is done for finely fitted parts to make them just snug enough but still have just enough movement in them. Common places on firearms where lapping is done is on scope rings to make sure they are perfectly true, and fitting new bolts to receivers/locking lugs. I have even seen where some have used lapping compound in the bore of a new barrel to polish the rifling to remove any tool marks.Sarge1998 said:I appreciate the heads up, but what is lapping?
Having read about that oversized roll pin, I used the roll pin and "donut" from my Sig front flip sight to mount my Aurora. It was a piece of cake.SF1911 said:I got my front sight installed, but it took a little more work than lapping. The sight was cut too big for the dovetail on the rifle. I had to carefully file and shape the sight so that it would fit and still be snug. Now I just got to get that damned roll pin in and I will be done. I wish they would have used a set screw instead of the roll pin.