View Full Version : Need Help removing the rear sight base on my mosin 91/30
12-09-2011, 05:33 PM
I'm removing the rear sight base on my 91/30 so that i can attach a dovetail to weaver adapter and mount a L.E.R. Scope on it for hunting. i removed the two pins holding it on fairly easily but the base wont budge. i've tried using a hammer and banging it out but don't want to completely ruin it in case i want to use it again in the future. any suggestions? thanks
12-09-2011, 05:52 PM
lemme look at mines real quick
Let it soak in penetrating oil a day or 2.
12-14-2011, 12:13 PM
The rear sight you have is pinned.
Since you have the pins removed, take a block of wood and tap the base forward.
It is in a dovetail and this is why it won't come off upwards or side ways.
Let us know it this works.
12-20-2011, 09:06 AM
What year is it?
The Russians got it in their heads that silver solder in the rear sight would be a good idea.
Look for that. If you find it, you'll have to risk heating it with gas, or take it to a gunsmith. I personally don't like to heat the barrel up enough in that area to melt the solder.
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