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Front sight removal Win model 70

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Front sight removal Win model 70

I have a winchester model 70 westerner. I need to totally remove the front sight and rail from the barrel. I removed the front post dove tail and there is no screw below it. How do I remove the rail from the barrel???
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    Re: Front sight removal Win model 70

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    I have a winchester model 70 westerner. I need to totally remove the front sight and rail from the barrel. I removed the front post dove tail and there is no screw below it. How do I remove the rail from the barrel???
    That front sight ramp will either be soldered to the barrel or it will be forged as part of the barrel. I believe yours will be soldered but I am not sure. If you have an original pre 64 Westerner, you should not remove the sight ramp.
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    Re: Front sight removal Win model 70

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    That front sight ramp will either be soldered to the barrel or it will be forged as part of the barrel. I believe yours will be soldered but I am not sure. If you have an original pre 64 Westerner, you should not remove the sight ramp.

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    It is soldered and if you are going to keep the barrel I would not risk messing it up.

    Other than looks, it doesn't affect the scope (You can't see it in the scope).

    Just an opinion.

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