Diana N-Tec 350 Panther .22

Diana N-Tec 350 Panther .22

Joined: December 4th, 2012, 5:58 pm

October 7th, 2017, 7:44 pm #1

Just received the Diana 350 Panther in .22. Have a question for anyone. Can the front sight be removed? It has a set screw that can be removed, but it appears to be glued on. I would like to remove the sight without damaging. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Joined: October 14th, 2006, 12:30 am

October 7th, 2017, 10:20 pm #2

Try some judicious tapping with a rubber mallet & wooden dowel....nt
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Joined: January 5th, 2012, 9:45 am

October 7th, 2017, 10:43 pm #3

Just received the Diana 350 Panther in .22. Have a question for anyone. Can the front sight be removed? It has a set screw that can be removed, but it appears to be glued on. I would like to remove the sight without damaging. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Dip it in some really hot water for about 30 seconds before tapping it off. NT
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Joined: December 4th, 2012, 5:58 pm

October 7th, 2017, 11:30 pm #4

Thanks to both. I'll try the hot water in the a.m.
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Joined: August 25th, 2013, 8:00 pm

October 8th, 2017, 2:42 pm #5

for 30 min. and it should twist right off. Use a shop towel for grip and heat protection.
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 12:46 am

October 8th, 2017, 5:21 pm #6

Tap one side of the sight in the direction of the muzzle, then the other side, then back to the first side, and repeat until it slides off. It should work. I might try heat from a blow dryer if that doesn't work, but personally I never liked the idea of using water. If you do use water, make sure you dry the barrel off really well, including the inside of the bore then re-lube it with a little dab of gun oil so there's no chance of rust. Barricade is a very good rust inhibitor on guns.

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Joined: December 4th, 2012, 5:58 pm

October 8th, 2017, 5:27 pm #7

for 30 min. and it should twist right off. Use a shop towel for grip and heat protection.
Blow dryer and tapping worked great! Thanks to all. This YF is an amazing resource.
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Joined: June 30th, 2006, 7:52 pm

October 8th, 2017, 8:27 pm #8

for 30 min. and it should twist right off. Use a shop towel for grip and heat protection.
Not Too Hot, but hot enough for 90% of what I need to do. And I'm surprised that it took 30 min.?
Usually for my 1200w., 15 min is tops needed.
Good Call.
doug,P.
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Joined: December 4th, 2012, 5:58 pm

October 8th, 2017, 9:54 pm #9

Doug. I need to clarify. It only took about 10 minutes with the dryer, moving it all aroun
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