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    Front sight clock very slightly off.

    The front sight base on my 1903a3 is clocked ever so slightly to the right. I was wondering why I had to adjust the rear sight so far to the right. Could a gunsmith fix this by turning the barrel or will it need machining to fix. It shoots fine but now that I've noticed it it will bug me for ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpelhardt View Post
    turning the barrel
    Sounds like the barrel isn't quite tight enough, or if it won't move then a slight touch at the shoulder and it will index correctly. When people aren't correctly set up to barrel a rifle, this can happen. If you have the right wrench and barrel blocks and vise you can exert enough pressure to time the barrels TDC correctly usually...just a bit tighter...
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    out of index, I fix them all the time.
    have even seen rifles with original barrels out of index.

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