Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
oldeyes

webley falcon rear sight loose

Recommended Posts

Hi

 

This is my first post ( newbie ), i have a old webley falcon 22, which has a loose rear sight, i've tried tightening it with no luck, any ideas on how to fix.

 

oldeyes

Edited by oldeyes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I recall correctly, there were two types of rearsight fitted to Webley Falcons. If yours is loose I think you probably have the sliding (tangent) adjustable sight which fits in a dovetail milled across the barrel. If so you could try drifting (with a brass or hardwood drift between hammer and gun) the sight off the rifle, then very carefully close the dovetail slightly with the same drift before refitting the rearsight. Be very careful to tap only the dovetail and not the sight itself, you WILL break it.

There was also a screw adjustable sight fitted to some Falcons but I can't remember if it was screw fitted or dovetailed to the barrel. If dovetailed, use same method as above. Hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi shinny

 

Cheers Mate for your help, i'm unsure which rear sight i have, if i tried posting a photo later, would that be ok.

 

oldeyes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi shinny

 

Cheers Mate for your help, i'm unsure which rear sight i have, if i tried posting a photo later, would that be ok.

 

oldeyes

here are my photos

 

post-32249-1333131819_thumb.jpg

post-32249-1333131855_thumb.jpg

post-32249-1333131900_thumb.jpg

post-32249-1333131937_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have the screw adjustable type which I can see is screw mounted. Surely it is just a matter of tightening the connecting screw, or is the thread stripped? If so you need to get someone competent in engineering to tap it out to the next size bigger and fit an appropriate screw, unless it's only stripped a bit, in which case loctite studlock may do the trick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quick fix.....put a couple of layers of scrap neoprene under the screw and tighten and then trim for neatness

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the screw will tighten but still have movement if it gets caught, then you have to reset it, thread on screw and barrel ok, haven't fired it yet with all these new laws, when i took it up the mountain when i was a kid, the only law was don't stand in front of the someone firing one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what your saying is put a shim between the sight-plate and the barrel, given it more depth for the locking screw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
what your saying is put a shim between the sight-plate and the barrel, given it more depth for the locking screw

Yes mate if you do it with rubber or neoprene it does tighten quite nicely and when trimmed you cannot tell its there

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi reaper6, cheers mate will try, don't know where i'm going to get neoprene, will try and rummage through what i have, see what i can find

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you shinny and reaper6 for all your help, problem sorted with a rubber? washer, which i had to make narrower otherwise the screw was only just catching and could have ripped the threads off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×