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    Posted: March 16 2009 at 3:26am
HI all,
quick query, i need to move the front sight blade to the left, i know there is a special tool needed which i can get, but I have been told that I  will have to remove the wood/stock? can it be done by only removing the nose cap?
Its a 1916 MKIII BSA
any help appreciated
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HI all,
I think I have posted this in the wrong section, my apologies
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Do a quick search....there was a template for the tool posted....you could make it yourself for that extra sense of achievement!
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You can use a brass drift and a SMALL hammer to gently tap the sight over. 
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As Tony said a brass drift.

Remove the Nosecap and support the foresight block, this is important as the block can become stretched and loose if it is tapped to hard. I have seen foresights with a bit of rust which take a bit of moving.

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Duh....didnt read the post well enough....thinking of the No.4 tool...yea, what they said, drift away...some WD-40 to get her started doesnt hurt either
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