Weihrauch rear sight filler plugs

Weihrauch rear sight filler plugs

Joined: April 26th, 2013, 1:40 am

March 19th, 2017, 12:57 am #1

Gents,

Just a quick share, I have seen this pop up more than once, and wanted to show what I have used in the past. If you don't have access to the rear sight cover plates, which I haven't seen any for sale in a while now. Some have melted black crayons or whatever they can stick in the open holes after removing the rear sight assembly. I have used these automotive fasteners with excellent results. Simply find the head size diameter that suits you best, $.25 each typically at Ace Hardware, snip them to length with a pair of side cutters, and shove them in. This one below, the pin hole is slightly showing, but the threaded holes are covered. And once these are in, they are not coming out without some work. The flutes on the shafts snap into the threads, and it takes some work to get these back out.

Thanks for looking,

Jason Garvin





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Joined: June 21st, 2004, 12:15 am

March 19th, 2017, 1:15 am #2

I'm one of the guys who use crayon to fill the holes, but I like your way better.
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Joined: April 15th, 2009, 2:16 am

March 19th, 2017, 2:00 am #3

Gents,

Just a quick share, I have seen this pop up more than once, and wanted to show what I have used in the past. If you don't have access to the rear sight cover plates, which I haven't seen any for sale in a while now. Some have melted black crayons or whatever they can stick in the open holes after removing the rear sight assembly. I have used these automotive fasteners with excellent results. Simply find the head size diameter that suits you best, $.25 each typically at Ace Hardware, snip them to length with a pair of side cutters, and shove them in. This one below, the pin hole is slightly showing, but the threaded holes are covered. And once these are in, they are not coming out without some work. The flutes on the shafts snap into the threads, and it takes some work to get these back out.

Thanks for looking,

Jason Garvin





I've used some very similar to those but yours look better than the ones I had. But someone suggested the screw covers like you can get at Home Depot or Lowe's to cover #2 Philips head screws on cabinets and such. I switched to the screw covers because they're low profile and have a nice gloss finish that blends in pretty well with the bluing.

On the HWs you need to "glue" them in with some silicone because the nub is smaller than the screw hole. I also plugged the pin hole with some silicone.







But on the Diana break barrels they are a "screw-in" fit. On my 34 Pro Compact with the matte finish I chucked the covers in a small pin vise and turned them by hand against some worn out emery cloth to knock the gloss off.



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Joined: August 22nd, 2003, 11:16 pm

March 19th, 2017, 2:02 pm #4

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Joined: March 28th, 2002, 6:54 pm

March 19th, 2017, 10:09 pm #5

Gents,

Just a quick share, I have seen this pop up more than once, and wanted to show what I have used in the past. If you don't have access to the rear sight cover plates, which I haven't seen any for sale in a while now. Some have melted black crayons or whatever they can stick in the open holes after removing the rear sight assembly. I have used these automotive fasteners with excellent results. Simply find the head size diameter that suits you best, $.25 each typically at Ace Hardware, snip them to length with a pair of side cutters, and shove them in. This one below, the pin hole is slightly showing, but the threaded holes are covered. And once these are in, they are not coming out without some work. The flutes on the shafts snap into the threads, and it takes some work to get these back out.

Thanks for looking,

Jason Garvin





Finding set screws in the correct thread can be tricky
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