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Need some advice. My friend has a Saiga12 with the basic AK-style rear sight. We need to adjust windage by about an entire front bead's width. The rear sight won't budge. I'm soaking it in some break-free to see if the dovetail may just be tight. I thought these were normally adjustable with a hammer and brass punch?
 

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They are in there really tight, then peened. There was mention on the Saiga forum of some people knocking the rear sight base loose from smacking on it to much.
I removed mine and it took a hell of a blow to get it to move, once it broke loose it moved fairly easy, so you might have to move it to far then set it where you want it.
 

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OK at least I'm not going crazy :)

I used the 3 lb sledge and a punch and it didn't move, so if it is peened then I will probably have to file the dovetail to get it to move again. Or heat it up. Problem is we just duracoated this so I really don't want to get real drastic with it.
 

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Yeah it's most likely a really tight one, I got mine to move with a 2 lb ball peen and a couple good hits.
 

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Well I 'fixed' it by welding over the notch and using as thin a dremel cutting wheel as I could find to cut a new notch! :) Worked pretty good too! Unfortunately I have to touch up that area but I gave up as I did not want to damage the gun by hammering. Sometimes a bigger hammer is NOT the right answer ;)
 
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