Cz97 vs. Wheeler Sight Pusher....to the death?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Hunt5877, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 27, 2019
    Alright albeit a little dramatic I have both things necessary to complete this job it would seem but the pushing in the sight pusher has alas come up short.

    Pushed left to right and right to left, no budge, I adding the swearing because it gave me a sense of accomplishment when one was not achieved.

    What say you, any had luck removing a rear CZ97 sight or did you just punch it out with some ol brass persuasion?

    Many thanks fellow Addicts.
     
  2. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Always been a fan of a brass drift rod and a large hammer.
     
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  3. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 27, 2019
    Very well may be my next plan of attack, their both in the corner for the times being to contemplate what they've done:finger:
     
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  4. studenygreg

    studenygreg Well-Known Member

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    Jun 27, 2016
    Maybe let a little oil seep down in there for awhile and give it another go.

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  5. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 27, 2019
    I'll give that a shot, I subscribe to the don't force it process but patience is quite often over ruled by impatience, time will tell. I'm guessing loktite is in on this thing.
     
  6. Tinelement

    Tinelement Well-Known Member

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    Mar 23, 2017
    I just did my 97B with a brass punch and hammer. She was a tight one! Took a few good whacks but broke loose. Looking from the back of the slide I pushed it off to the left. Good luck!!

    Did both my 75s the same way.
     
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  7. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 27, 2019
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  8. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    Kroil, overnight. Or two.
     
  9. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    I was gonna suggest the same.....Kroil will get into ANYTHING...creeps right into tight spaces...(hmmm...that didn't sound quite right, LOL)
     
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  10. Tinelement

    Tinelement Well-Known Member

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    Mar 23, 2017
    You can dooo it! :)

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  11. studenygreg

    studenygreg Well-Known Member

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    Jun 27, 2016
    That rear sight looks yuge!

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  12. JNW

    JNW Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    If there's LocTite involved some heat would help.
     
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  13. Tinelement

    Tinelement Well-Known Member

    143
    Mar 23, 2017
    I honor of the debate, I love yuge!

    That sight is the CZ Custom Shop tactical rear sight.
     
  14. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    A little bit of heat goes a long long way. It's probably loctited in place..
     
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  15. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Of all the VERY tight sights I have experienced, none were that tight due to Loc-Tite.
    They have all been tight due to the metal to metal fit.
    Now Loc-Tite on the set screw, if one is present, is something different.
    Loc-Tite can keep a marginally loose sight from walking, but Loc-Tite is not very impact resistant.
    Very rigid vise, SHARP blow with a punch. I use a piece of .005" steel shim stock to prevent marring of the sight.
    A nylon/Delrin punch won't cut the mustard.
     
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  16. Badguybuster

    Badguybuster Well-Known Member

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    Apr 19, 2018
    Had the same issue in my Sig 226 Legion. I dunno what they did but that sucker would not budge. I ended up trying a heat gun. It worked
     
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  17. Acroyer

    Acroyer I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a 1911 today Supporting Addict

    Dec 16, 2015
    I tried to remove the front sight on my Ruger SR1911 10mm. First, I used a generic sight pusher with no luck. Then tried tapping it with a brass punch and hammer. Nothing. Secured it in a vise and used a brass punch and larger hammer, then a 3 lb sledge, 5 lb sledge, 20 lb sledge... then I got a running start with the 20 lb sledge from the end of my driveway... tied the sledge to my car and drove it into the punch... made a 12 gauge 3.5" magnum wax slug with the brass punch in the middle of it and shot it at the sight... nothing.

    That front sight won't budge.

    Well, maybe not all that. Sure felt like it though.
     
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