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3 years 3 weeks ago, 7:50 PM

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sights & JB weld

okay i'm a dumbass,getting the muzzle loader ready to go deer hunting and i throw it in a gun vise to clean it good and managed to snap off the rear sight which is held on by one screw,let me say i snapped the screw off flush in the barrel.So I drill a small hole,use a screw extractor but no luck(loctite holds good) so bigger drill bit and retap threads,only i was off on the size of the drill bit by a Red CH so now the hole is to big for the screw so i look around and see duct tape,maybe that will work,and i see JB weld,now i'm thinking fill the hole with JB weld,let it harden,find the right drill bit and tap,and redo in the same screw hole or should i move the rear sight back and drill and tap into virgin steel? I have had luck with JB weld before but i don't know if its gonna hold up to the task i'm thinking of,what say you guys?

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 9:04 PM

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Drill and Tap

I'd move it back a bit and drill and tap.

If your out in the woods and you make a shot and the sight happens to come loose and falls off you might end up having to hunt Goose Gun style then needing to get a new sight and drill and tap.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 3 weeks ago, 1:21 PM

luckybychoice

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allright

the repair has been made,now to resight the bitch.

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