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    Locking bar sight question

    Nice site, I'm glad I found it. Any tips on keeping the sight locking bar tight on an otherwise nice CMP Springfield built Garand? I like the way the locking bar sight functions, and it was the most common sight during WWII. The sight works fine except the bar loosens after about 20 rds. I usually catch it before the sight slips. I usually just tighten the bar occasionally then I have no problems, but I would like to have the sight function as designed if a simple fix is available. Any ideas?

    #2
    Is the sight original or repro? Two things to check. First check the lock bar and make sure the locking notches are not worn. Second make sure you have the locking insert in the spring assembly. Check the locking insert to make sure the locking points are not worn off. if either parts are worn they need to be replaced.
    Last edited by RDS; 01-21-2017, 08:30 PM.

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      #3
      Thank you for your timely answer, sorry for the delay in my response. Answer to your question: the sight does not look new; I bought the knob, bar and shaft (correct term?) off a table at a gun show so I am assuming it is original. I will make your suggested checks at my first good chance, probably this evening.
      My second question: Are the reproductions worthwhile for shooting or just for display, and where are they available?

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        #4
        There is a spring with a metal insert that goes in the hole in the windage knob. Do you have them and are they installed correctly? The points on the metal insert must be sharp as they engage the grooves in the lock bar.

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          #5
          I have the spring but no insert. Any idea where I might buy an insert or possibly a parts set? The notches on the bar seem unworn.

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            #6
            Standard Parts LLC have the parts you need. Check their web site. With out the metal insert the sights will never stay tight.

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