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Re: Frozen Buffington Sight
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 16 December 2016, at 7:20 p.m., in response to Frozen Buffington Sight, posted by Carl Shytle on Friday, 16 December 2016, at 6:48 p.m.
If lubrication hasn't worked, carefully remove the sight from the barrel and check to see that the movable base is not pinned to the fixed base. This was sometimes done, to prevent the soldiers from messing with the sights.
The pins can be hard to get out, but all of the trenching and stump pulling is done where the inevitable scars will never be seen.
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