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My dad has recently found a cheap WASR-10 with a canted front sight. Is is possible to adjust the cant to vertical? Is is hard and do you need special tools?

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My dad has recently found a cheap WASR-10 with a canted front sight. Is is possible to adjust the cant to vertical? Is is hard and do you need special tools?

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1) Is it canted so far, that it can't be sighted in?

* Yes > Fix it.

* No > Where's the problem?
 

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I've fixed canted sights on SARs and on late model WASRs. I knock the pins out with a hammer and punch, heat up the area with a cigarette lighter for a few minutes, wrap a towel around the front sight tower (to prevent non-factory scratches), and give it a few love taps with a hammer.

To check to make sure it is reasonably straight, I center the front sight post in the sight block, then tie a piece of dental floss around the front sight and run it back through the notch in the rear sight. This gives me a good idea of a straight line of sight. Once you get it perfect/good/close (or even "fuggit") put your pins back in and head back to the range to re-zero.

Notice that I didn't mention any complex tools whatsoever. If you are even remotely useful with primitive caveman implements, you can do this. :razz:
 

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If it isn't too bad, you can get a front sight tool and adjust the sight side to side to get the post centered. It will be offset inside the wings, but the post will be centered.
 

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To check to make sure it is reasonably straight, I center the front sight post in the sight block, then tie a piece of dental floss around the front sight and run it back through the notch in the rear sight. This gives me a good idea of a straight line of sight.
That's a great idea!
 
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