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I have a loose dovetail front sight on my mossy 500

What’s the best way to secure it well, but I want to be able to remove it and switch it out in the future.

Would blue loctite work on a dovetail or what will work properly?
 

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Remove the sight from the base. Use a small punch to peen the underside of the sight dovetail, or the inside of the dovetail in the base (or both). This will give you a friction fit when reinstalling the sight into the base.
 

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Remove the sight from the base. Use a small punch to peen the underside of the sight dovetail, or the inside of the dovetail in the base (or both). This will give you a friction fit when reinstalling the sight into the base.
Peen it, got it.
It’s fairly loose. I can easily wiggle it out. Almost lost it today so I want to ensure it stays put.
 

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Peening and a drop of Loctite should do it. Same principle as securing an oprod guide to an M14 barrel.
 

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Be sure and take the screw out to clean the threads and then drop it and spend the next 2hrs looking for it, never finding it of course.
 
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