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Old 12-23-2015, 09:50 AM   #1
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Replacing Novak Sight

Just in case anyone might be interested in replacing a Novak rear sight with another Novak rear sight, I had Novak machine dovetail cuts and install their Mk II sights in my FEG PJK 9HP last spring and then I subsequently damaged the rear sight. So I obtained a new rear sight from Novak and am going to replace it myself, but I needed to know how they go in and out. The gent at Novak told me that this sight goes out the ejection port side and back in the ejection port side. The sight has a slight bevel taper on its left side so it can be installed this way. FWIW

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Old 12-23-2015, 05:55 PM   #2
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Thanks for the tip.

Since you've dealt with them recently, I wonder if you could help me out. I'm not looking for a specific service, just a general "I'm an information hound and I like seeing what's out there" point. I've been to the Novak site recently, after not having been there for quite some time. Have they reduced services, or is there another website they may be using? You used to be able to see all their sights, custom guns for sale, custom services available, etc. Now all you get is a page with their contact information.

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Now that I think of it, I wonder if they've moved everything over to Facebook like a lot of company's have? I'm not a Facebook person so I don't know.
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:43 PM   #3
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There had been an indication their new website was under construction. That message no longer appears. It is also curious that they just revised their website within the last 2-4 years. I thought the older of the two versions was more user friendly.

If they go Facebook alone; I think that will be a mistake. Lots of us do not do facebook. Time will tell. I do not think you can have an ordering interface on Facebook but maybe you can.
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I agree that their website is minimal compared to the old one, but I can't say why. Since I ordered a replacement rear sight from them and they charged me $15 shipping and handling for it, and I'm only two states away, I will be buying any future Novak sights from other vendors. They charged me the same amount they charged to send my complete slide back to me last year and that's unreasonable. They're a good outfit and do wonderful work that I'll avail myself of in the future, but I won't buy any more parts from them unless they're the only source.
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JayPee,

What are you using to drift the sight back on the slide and keep it from being marred? My gunsmith gave me a 1/4"x 1/4" X 4" aluminum punch he made to do the job.

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Heck I gave up on punches, Gib. Modern sights are just in there too tight. I use the pusher shown in the link below, and even at that I pad the push tab or the sight with a thickness of business card or electricians tape to hold down on the marring. I locked the pusher in a vise and still it took a huge amount of force on a big 3/4" wrench to finally bust the sight loose. I've had the same experience with FM, FEG, CZ and Tristar sights......tighter'n the devil.

For pushing the new Novak sight back in, it has a slight bevel to get it started, so I was able to pound it (moderate force, not really smacking it hard) most of the way in with a plastic mallet, with the slide on a lightly padded hardwood board, then moved it the last 25% of the way in with the pusher. Here's the pusher I bought.

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Old 12-25-2015, 11:48 PM   #7
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Good information Jaypee.
Thank you for posting!!
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