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Hello,
I am new to the group and especially new to the Sub family. Today I traded for a Sub 40 in the 03000 serial number range.

Took it to the range and shot off sandbags at 25 yards. The bullets were hitting high and left by about 2 1/2 inches. I ended up with the front sight all the way left and they were still hitting left about 1 inch. The front sight looks completely screwed up with the post that far left. The entire sight seems to be canted to the left also.

What could be the problem? Also, my stock will not completely fold due to the sight appearing to be not forward enough on the barrel.

Thanks for any advice.
 

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Welcome! And Congratulations! Sounds like your sight has moved. Check the FAQ. There is a thread on Sub-9/40 sight removal. Remove the sight, center front sight pin. Then reinstall sight using visual cues. Or even better, Mark it before you remove it. Use the mark for reference.
Oh, and don't forget to check clearances for folding.
 

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So, after reading about the boiling water method of removing the sight, I think I will try some heat and not remove, but just move it slightly forward and center it.

That should work shouldn't it?
 

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For clarity, is your rifle a true all metal Sub40? Or is it a Sub2000 in .40 caliber? I can tell from your pics it's not a Gen2.
 

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Used and cheap, my kinda man lol. Yes you done well sir. Hopefully you can sort out the sighting issue. If you ever decided to get rid of it it won't be hard to find some interested parties.

Best of luck and enjoy your new acquisition.
 

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From the pictures it is indeed one of the original 3500 all metal ones made. Nice find, especially if you got it cheap. I can't vouch for how to get the front sight loose on one of these but it is definitely too far to the rear. You should only have 3/16" or so of barrel exposed forward of the sight base. I can actually see where it should be in your picture.
 

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Well, it didn't take long to run into a brick wall with this project. Took the windage screws out. Started unscrewing the sight post. It went up for a ways and then stopped solid. Won't go any further up. Tried turning it with needle nose pliers, but it is at a dead stop.

Any suggestions? Why would it just not screw on out?

And there are no "flats" on the post to get a hold on.
 

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I don't have a sight tool. I am screwing it up(counter clockwise), just like removing a bolt. It gets taller and then just stops. No flats= the post is round. I don't know how a sight tool would have any thing to grab to. I'll see if I can get a pic.
 

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Well, I got it out. I wish I had known from the start that an AK-47 sight tool would work. It looks like KT copied the AK front sight on this model. The AK tool screwed it right out! Now to tackle the set screw in the bottom of the tower.
 
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