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    Posted: 11 Feb 2024 at 6:53pm
I broke my post (rant) off as it was becoming too lengthy. 

Have always wondered IF others had problems with rear sight windage adjustment?
Both mine and my friend's had a problem with the rear blade being almost pegged-out to the side when being zeroed.  This was something I could not tolerate, so I set about correcting it.  At the time I possessed a metal lathe and tooling.  AMT still had parts availability and I ordered a barrel bushing. The bushing was bored and a bushing was bonded into it with a polymer (Marine Tex) which is a very strong agent. The bushing was offset in the chuck and bored with a slight offset.  My friend wanted his corrected also so it was altered similarly.  Both guns had the rear site blade centered and fit and function has proven out over time.

Have others had this anomaly or were these just two oddballs?
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My AMT III is also "off center". The rear sight blade is to the right but still in range of the sights settings. Might have a click or 3 left over.
It could be true that the barrel bushing is the evel thing.
My III is the only one of all the numbers I have with a very tight bushing-to-slide.
Impossible to remove without a tool, so I made one...







...and found out later it works on the IV and V also.
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Originally posted by Luc V. Luc V. wrote:

My AMT III is also "off center". The rear sight blade is to the right but still in range of the sights settings. Might have a click or 3 left over.
It could be true that the barrel bushing is the evil thing.
My III is the only one of all the numbers I have with a very tight bushing-to-slide.
Impossible to remove without a tool, so I made one...


Way to go.. The tool looks really nice.  I had long ago made one from cold roll steel about the same size but cut-out was on end.  Mine works great but does not have the panache of yours!

I could NOT stand to look down a frame that had the sear sight dangling off center.  So decided to "fix" it or sell off the gun.  So, I fixed it.  Not a bad idea if one has a good lathe, especially if I give then the "offset" Wink
You can barely see the bond line on the Barrel Bushing's face:
<sorry it won't upload- says it has bad code>



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Originally posted by OneWay OneWay wrote:

You can barely see the bond line on the Barrel Bushing's face:
<sorry it won't upload- says it has bad code>




That’s a well-known flaw with the forum software. You just have to keep trying. It takes 3 or 4 or 10 tries and then suddenly it will accept it and let you post it, and you feel like you won the lottery!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OneWay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 2024 at 1:38am
Originally posted by Pantera Mike Pantera Mike wrote:

Originally posted by OneWay OneWay wrote:

You can barely see the bond line on the Barrel Bushing's face:
<sorry it won't upload- says it has bad code>




That’s a well-known flaw with the forum software. You just have to keep trying. It takes 3 or 4 or 10 tries and then suddenly it will accept it and let you post it, and you feel like you won the lottery!




Thanks will try again...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Luc V. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 2024 at 8:41am
Originally posted by Pantera Mike Pantera Mike wrote:

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That’s a well-known flaw with the forum software. You just have to keep trying. It takes 3 or 4 or 10 tries and then suddenly it will accept it and let you post it, and you feel like you won the lottery!
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That was indeed true back in time, but ever since Ian moved the forum to a new server that problem is gone. (at least overhere)
Posting pictures is quick and easy for me now.



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