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oldeyes

webley falcon rear sight loose

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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

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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.

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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

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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

 

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

 

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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

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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.

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