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 Post subject: SMLE front sight “cramp” (pusher) UPDATE FOUND, thanks
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2022 9:03 pm 
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I'm utterly stuck with swapping the front sights on my '44 Lithgow!
I've tried everything lubes, freezing, heating & freezing the blade & heating the mount & so on. The old one (which now has a snapped blade ) is refusing to complete leaving the dovetail, its about 1/2 way out but that's it!
Does anyone have a Front sight pusher (cramp) that I can buy, borrow, rent or anything else, long enough to get this blade out & the new replacement back in?

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 Post subject: Re: SMLE front sight “cramp” (pusher) UPDATE FOUND, thanks
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:40 pm 
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Quick update:
My fancy-schmanzy German eyepiece with eyesight correction & a dialable iris is just too fat to fit. So, as I couldn't raise the bridge so I lowered the creek with a really tall front-sight blade so now it does!

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 Post subject: Re: SMLE front sight “cramp” (pusher) UPDATE FOUND, thanks
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:11 am 
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glad you found what you needed , mine was gone years ago or id have given it to you , i knew you would find one


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 Post subject: Re: SMLE front sight “cramp” (pusher) UPDATE FOUND, thanks
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2022 3:41 pm 
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No worries, I actually bought a modern version for like 20 bucks online :grin:
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