Remove spring before heating. (Heat will damage spring. ) The sight post and plunger may be reused unless damaged.

(a) Remove front sight post, plunger, and spring (see p 2-38).

(b) Place front sight base (2) in a bench vise.

Use copper or brass caps (jaw inserts) on vise to prevent damage to sight base (2) during clamping.

(c) Heat front sight guards (1) and bend with pliers. The front sight guards (1) should be put back as nearly as possible to the original position. Allow front sight housing to air cool.

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