Plug Screws for Removed Iron Sight - Sauer 202 Forest

QEU

New Member
Hi Folks. I am actually posting from the US. Not too many Sauer 202 owners here in the states so I hope some of you can help. As it stands today, my iron sight is already interfering with my scope view. I need to lower the scope rings down lower and doing so will surely have the iron sight blocking my view. I have decided to remove front and rear iron sights. Do you know the correct thread size for the plug screws to plug the holes?

Thank you.
 

Hornet 6

Well-Known Member
Welcome to the forum.
Not sure on the threads, or even if they are screws....
The last couple of rifles I have had anything to do with sight removal on, Steyr Manlicher (sp?)and a Baikal break action had studs that were electro welded to the barrel.
There is no neat way round this, seems the studs are stainless steel so you can't even file them down flush and blue them.
If yours are screws all you can do is remove one and measure the thread with a calliper and thread pitch gauge.

Neil. :)
 

jimbo123p

Well-Known Member
I removed mine for the same reasonand I am still looking for plugs. They are screws though like a small ba thread. I will have the rifle out to remove the scope later today so will check them then. Jim
 

8x57

Distinguished Member
If you can't find the correct screws you could always cut some small sections of O ring and glue them in the holes. I would have thought that being Sauer the threads would have been metric?
 

Paddy_SP

Well-Known Member
I've removed the sights from both my Sauers and have just left the holes open. Several years on, there have been no problems - mind you, the reflex mods I use hide the holes, so there's little chance of any dirt getting in them.
 

MarinePMI

Well-Known Member
Are sure they aren't just a standard 6-48 screw? That tends to be the industry standard for sights and scope bases (that and 8-40)...
 

MarinePMI

Well-Known Member
Just checked, and Warne makes bases for the Sauer 202. Might give them a call and see if they know (I'd bet they would).
 

Jagdmatch

Well-Known Member
I got mine free from the UK importer, Garlands. They appear to be slightly different sizes but it might be worth an email.
 

Ghostrifle

Well-Known Member
I have a sauer with the sights removed as I use a moderator seems fine, I did drop a set on my 7mm rem mag I am almost sure it is M3
 

QEU

New Member
thanks for all the replies. i dropped into a hobby shop with the screw and learned that it is a 3mm screw. Couldn't find any 3mm plug screws with the round end so I end up getting some 3mm set screws.
 
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