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I have a pre-64M70  .220 swift and i'm going to have to remove the rear ramp sight in order for the scopes objective lens to fit.  Based on what i've read online, my gun has the winchester 22g sights. 
 
What is the best method for removing the rear sight?  I have tryed some light tapping with a hammer and wooden block but that didn't budge it....I'm guessing 50+ years of age has made it pretty stiff?  
 
This gun is in near mint condition so I dont want to start beating on it without having a good game plan.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.   
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gonna have to change from light tapping to heavier tapping.  I've heard of guys that shoot the barrel warm/hot then lay ice on or used a can of compressed air upside down just the sight and then tap out and that helped.   and of course as you are already doing, use a wooden dowel or similar softer material to hit against.

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I have seen some sight pushers from Brownell's or Midway. Not sure if they would work in this application. Perhaps contact Brownell's with your question??? Hopefully, some knowledgeable folks on here may offer additional info. Good luck.
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A Gunsmith should have a sight pusher....a device that clamps on the barrel and then pushes the sight sideways out of the dovetail by turning a screw that has a Pusher on it...kind of like a sideways house-jack....Then you could also push IN a dovetail filler 'slot blank'....

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Brass punch + hammer + heat = removed sight unscathed.



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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Brass punch + hammer + heat = removed sight unscathed.

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