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I have a H&R 949 ,22 cal revolver with a fixed blade front sight and a dove tail slot for the rear sight. this gun shoots about 4" to the left at 25 yards. Elevation is fine but the windage is way off. I currently have the rear sight drifted to the right about as far as it will go and still stay in the dovetail and the gun still shoots to the left about 2". What if anything can I do to get the gun to shoot center?
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First, determine what the underlying problem really is.


Is front sight installed wrong?
Is front sight bent?
Is barrel straight with frame?
Is crown OK?
Etc., etc.

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The front sight is fixed and not bent. The crown is fine, and it appears that the front sight is perpendicular to the barrel and frame. This has me really puzzled. At first I though it was my shooting, but I have been shooting handguns for years and never had this problem before. To verify it is not me, I bedded the gun in sandbags on a concrete bench, aligned the sights with a 25' bullseye target at 25 yards, pulled the hammer back for a single action shot and just had to pull the trigger. Still shooting 3.5-4" to the left. How can I fix this?
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if the rear sight is dovetail slotted...use a brass drift punch the right size and gently tap the sight in the direction you wish to move the POI.

make a visible mark so you may see how far you move the sight. it will take, most likely, a few times to get desired POI.

patience...move the sight ever so slightly...the slightest movement will alter the POI noticeably.

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if the rear sight is dovetail slotted...use a brass drift punch the right size and gently tap the sight in the direction you wish to move the POI.

make a visible mark so you may see how far you move the sight. it will take, most likely, a few times to get desired POI.

patience...move the sight ever so slightly...the slightest movement will alter the POI noticeably.
He said he had the sight as far right as it would go.
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Sounds like you may have to get the barrel turned a smidgen.

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The front sight is fixed and not bent. The crown is fine, and it appears that the front sight is perpendicular to the barrel and frame. This has me really puzzled. At first I though it was my shooting, but I have been shooting handguns for years and never had this problem before. To verify it is not me, I bedded the gun in sandbags on a concrete bench, aligned the sights with a 25' bullseye target at 25 yards, pulled the hammer back for a single action shot and just had to pull the trigger. Still shooting 3.5-4" to the left. How can I fix this?

Well...all the way right on rear sight and still shooting left - Something's a major problem!


How about posting us some pic of the revolver and the sight picture?

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you move the rear sight in the same direction you want the bullet to go. if you want the bullet to go right you move the rear sight to the right. left, move the sight left. c'ome on guys.
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you move the rear sight in the same direction you want the bullet to go. if you want the bullet to go right you move the rear sight to the right. left, move the sight left. c'ome on guys.
He already has. Read his post.

Two possible solutions.
1. Widen the rear notch on the right side.

2. Turn the barrel in the frame very slightly left.

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three possible solutions, give or sale it to someone you don't like.
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