I am having a terrible time trying to remove the rear sight on my Beretta 92 F. I have bought a rear sight adjustment tool ( made for the 92), and have tried tapping with a nylon and brass punch. The sight won’t budge. Any advice ?
Hit it harder LOL. I have had the same issue in the past. I took penetrating oil and soaked the rear sight and let it sit over night. Even doing this, I ended up damaging the rear sight, but did not care since I was installing a new one. Installation of the new sight was tight also so I had to file the new one a little to get it to slide into position.
Do you have the slide in a vice when trying to get the rear sight out?
I soaked the rear sight with Kroil and let it sit overnight, and put it in a vice! I have hit it pretty darn hard with that hammer, and was concerned that I might damage the slide . Did you cut yours off, or use heat or cold to loosen ? Thanks
Stick the slide in the freezer for some hours.
Also, I’m not that familiar with the 92 or Beretta, but they might have a specific side/direction from which the sight is supposed to be removed or installed. The Beretta guys here might be able to clarify that.
Thanks! That’s a great idea.
@LarrySr aren’t you a Beretta guy, or am I thinking of someone else?
I ended up using a brass punch and had to hit it hard. I also put painter’s tape on the slide just in case I slipped to help. Not sure if that helps, but I have heard others say heat helps
I saw used presses for this job, instead of hitting them.
He pm’d me saying he’s out of town.
I like to use the universal bench blocks thats hard plastic and kinda rubber feeling. And like has been said probably just needs be hit harder with a poly or most likely a brass punch. Just think those sights are made to stay in place while under extreme conditions so there never gonna slide out easy. It takes quite a whack to get it going. Heat helps sometimes cold helps sometimes sight pusher tool helps sometimes. But more times then not it needs be hit harder then you think you should ever hit the parts to your pistol. I know for a fact @cico7 has some beretta experience maybe he has another idea?
I don’t understand your troubles. I have never changed the rear sight on my 1911s. Haven’t used them either. Point shooting here, unless I am sitting behind the peeps on my rifles. Maybe I am old. Carried 1911 in the Old Army. M9 were for those youngsters.
I really came in to espouse the wonder of croil, time, and cold. Works wonderfully, even on antiques.
I also use a phenolic punch, because I like the way it sounds when I say phenolic
Thanks Everyone! I really appreciate all the responses!
I know this is blasphemous, but I am starting to doubt that even Chuck Norris could get that rear sight out with his “phenolic punch”.
I knew Samoan sometimes use Hawaiian Punch. Only because of relative proximity.
Make sure there is no set screw, Possibly a little CLP. Tap firm on a block. Not a pro but this would be my methods… Good luck , God Bless…
When I had my gunsmith install the night sights on my Walther PPS he had to buy a specialised ‘sight pusher’. Said it was the only thing that worked but it wasn’t exactly cheap (over $200 as i recall-yikes!). Might try calling around to see if somebody local has one that fits your firearm (more Berettas around than Walthers, I would think) and will either let you borrow it or better yet pay them to do it.