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Bumped the front sight on my rifle, now it moves freely about an eighth of an inch either side of center.
Is there a proper way to tighten a drift sight like this?
Any advice greatly appreciated.
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blayson,

Welcome to the Forum, I see this is your first post.

I assume your Browning front sight is set in a dovetail since you say it is a "drift" type. The usual, and easy fix, is to use a drift punch, or 10 penny nail, to stake the dovetail edge of sight base and dovetail groove. Just a TAP enough to "upset" the edge of sight and base will secure the sight. If you need to correct the front sight, your first witness mark will be a guide to reset and restake the front sight. Hope this helps.

Webley
 

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Wicking-grade (green) Lock-tite is another possible solution. Just make sure it's where you want it.
 

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I ended up just scaring the top surface of the dovetail on the sight, it is invisible now that reinserted. That was all it took for the dovetail to lock down tightly. Have not taken out to re-sight... We have to go outside of town to shoot in our area.
Thanks for the help, hoping this is a permanent fix

Best wishes to you all
 
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