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Greetings,

I cannot get my sight plate to come off.

Screws came out fine.

There is no room between plate and slide to fit a blade.

I tried wiggling the plate back and forth with needle nose pliers using the sides of the screw recess area (not the thread holes) but no luck.

Also tried a nylon punch to move it, again using screw recess area but no luck.

Any ideas?

Really want to get my Romeo X mounted.
 
Posts: 44 | Location: Rock Hill | Registered: October 13, 2022Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You might try a shot of freeze spray on the plate, then try to move it. Maybe heat up the slide a bit first, then spray the plate.*

Freeze spray

* Disclaimer - I've never tried this technique on a slide. We use freeze spray at work to diagnose electronic circuits. It makes things very cold for a short time.



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Posts: 1896 | Location: Putnam County, NY | Registered: May 22, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well, I shot two matches with the gun doing 200+ rounds hoping the plate would loosen but no go.

Had to send it back to Sig.

I guess they had trouble too since they sent a replacement optic's plate to replace the damaged one.

Now to mount the Romeo X
 
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