The rear sight on the 78 non "G" kit I got from Apex is straight, so I guess not all Romanians are canted.
Just looking for some feedback whether I should leave as is or try to straighten it out and if anyone has had sucess doing so.
I've seen this alot. There is a "carbide cutter" made by dremel that is the perfect size to fix this. Remove the leaf, and use the cutter to ream the holes a tiny bit , re instal the leaf and check for fit.
I have two with this issue, one Romanian and one Bulgarian.
I'd like to attempt to adjust this, but have hesitated so far to file on the RSB.
I can't decide exactly how or where to file.
I like to file the rear sight notch a little wider on most rifles. If the leaf is not straight a wider notch may allow the longitudinal groove's side wall to be visible in the notch when sighting the rifle.
Having trouble removing the sight leaf. With the barrel assembly in the vise and the leaf flipped forward, I'm using a C clamp with a 3/8" allen wrench laying flat between the vertical pivots to compress the spring. Plenty of freeplay but can't get the sight leaf out. Do I need to compress the spring from the front and remove the leaf from its normal resting position? I like the way moondoggy used his drill press, but I'm not currently setup for that.
As you stated you don't have a drill press.
Give this a try.
I have removed it with two people. Stand the sight up on end, and hold the rifle steady on your lap while seated. Have the other person with a flat tiped screw driver press down the high edge of the curved steel piece very hard. With the curved steel depressed you should be able to push the sight down and back to remove. :wink: