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    Default Ar 15 A3 Adjustable rear sight seems loose??

    Hey Guys bought a new Colt Ar15 A3 It has the removable carryhandle with adjustable rear sight,the rear sight seems loose(moves side to side) Is this normal or should it be solid?Any Help or suggestions.

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    Default Re: Ar 15 A3 Adjustable rear sight seems loose??

    of course its loose......its a colt......he he, im not an expert but i think i remember noticing the same thing your describing and wondering the same thing.
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    Default Re: Ar 15 A3 Adjustable rear sight seems loose??

    Does it move from side-to-side or rotate around the elevation screw? If itís the rotation thing:


    http://www272.pair.com/stevewag/arsight/arsight.html

    See the link.

    Steve

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    Default Re: Ar 15 A3 Adjustable rear sight seems loose??

    Thanks Steve Thats exactly what it was.Thank you for the info!!!!!

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    Default Re: Ar 15 A3 Adjustable rear sight seems loose??

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Korlowicz View Post
    Hey Guys bought a new Colt Ar15 A3 It has the removable carryhandle with adjustable rear sight,the rear sight seems loose(moves side to side) Is this normal or should it be solid?Any Help or suggestions.
    Id liketo Identify before i say anything. I am a 45B-Small arms/ Towed artillery repairman in the US Army. I have 4 years and 2 deployments worth of weapons repair experience. The M16 series comes into my shop alot and the AR15 and M16 are the same. Theres no way to keep the sight steady. If its moving excessivly just buy a new rear sight. all the holds it in is a pin and the Windage knob. on the m16 there is a Spring and a bearing that pushes againts the Upper receiver to make it a tight fit. My M16 is solid and fires everytime accuartely. Now i will ask does your rifle fire accurately? If it does then i wouldnt worry about the side to side movement. This is just what i have to offer.

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    Default Re: Ar 15 A3 Adjustable rear sight seems loose??

    I have even a better idea, take the carry handle off and replace it with a proper BUIS. LMT makes one that offer both adjustments or you could just get a flip up set...

    The LMT looks like this... on the rifle I use this set up with a Micro T1 it gives you a lower 3rd co-witness. If you look at the rifle on the far left in the second pic you will see it on my 5.56 MRP


    Just the BUIS
    http://www.lewismachine.net/product....8bf751c9bf1e4a

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    Default Re: Ar 15 A3 Adjustable rear sight seems loose??

    Quote Originally Posted by fattycake1911 View Post
    Now i will ask does your rifle fire accurately? If it does then i wouldnt worry about the side to side movement. This is just what i have to offer.
    Best statement out of the bunch.^^^^ Thank you for your service and sacrifice for your Country.

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    Default Re: Ar 15 A3 Adjustable rear sight seems loose??

    Your welcome. I like to do what i can. And i need contact with my fellow Pennsylvanians. i miss home so much so this website is a real comfort to me but i thought there was a Chat room attatched to it. Can anyone fill me in on that?

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