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I have a beaten up -65 assembled and tested. I plan to Gun-Kote it but don't want to coat the sight. Any hints on how do disassemble it?
 

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Get an adjustable screwdriver tip and a big set of Vicegrips.

Set the screwdriver tip on the END of the leaf spring under the sight. Vice grips inside the housing and over the screwdriver tip. Compress... remove sight. Release.

Your done. Assemble in reverse.
 

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Thanks...
 

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Wow, it's nice to see how many ways there are to do something. I used 2 different ways to remove the rear sight on 2 different rifles, one a AMD-63 the other an AK-74.

AMD-63: With the rear sight base clamped in a vise, I used a screwdriver that fits the slot in front of the rear sight, you can see just a small portion of the spring. I depress the spring (heavy tension), the rear sight is then pushed down and rearward to remove. Installation is the reverse.

AK-74: The above wouldn't work because there wasn't any portion of the spring showing in the slot. So I used the same method but didn't use a screwdriver, I used a wide handle punch (T-handle type) pushed on the rear sight, just forward of where the small sight retaining side pins are located. Again, pushed down and rearward to remove. Installation is the reverse.

I wonder if there is a factory method of doing this job. That spring tension is "HEAVY DUTY".

Oh, as a side note the little dimple on the rear sight spring is to locate the spring in a detent so it won't move.
 

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the rubber mallet method would have been alot easier for me to install the rear sight on my Bulgie... I stabbed myself twice with a screwdriver...yyeeeeooooowwww!!!!
 

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sks_hunter said:
the rubber mallet method would have been alot easier for me to install the rear sight on my Bulgie... I stabbed myself twice with a screwdriver...yyeeeeooooowwww!!!!
"I hate it when that happens" :censored2
 
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