So it has been several years since my last post but, I decided to share my solution to fixing my sights on my Zastava Arms M92 PAP imported by Century Arms. I have had my fair share of problems with guns that had Century Arms quilatity control issues.I find that their firearms appeal to the casual user due to the price point and with import laws shrinking the number of importable AK type weapons the choices are becoming limited. So I was in the market for a Yugoslavian M92 several years ago and found that they were hard to come by or the price was beyond my reach. Enter the M92 PAP a pistol version of the Yugo M92 SBR (short barreled rifle), this was very similar with the exception of being imported as a pistol. I purchased one in the $500.00 price range , and proceeded to stain the wood hand guards in addition to a few other minor modifications.After test firing it a few times and found that it would hit paper at 25 yards, I took the weapon home for a cleaning and away it went into the safe. Fast forward until this week when it came out again and I decided that I wanted to get the gun zeroed and start using it , after several magazines full of ammo I was hitting steel at 150 yards with iron sights as long as I did my part but there lies the problem. The gun did infact have a flaw that would become apparent , I had found that the front sights was canted as well as the rear sight block. Once again Century Arms strikes again! Or Zastava where the pistol was produced. I should have preformed a better inspection when purchasing the firearm, live and learn. So I decided to straighten the sights and I will post the steps that I took to solved this issue.
Step 1: Strip the gun down of all unnecessary components (its makes it easier to work with and prevents damage)
Step 2: Using some oil place a drop on the roll pins to be removed from the front and rear sight blocks.
Step 3: Using a starter punch and hammer over a bench block, drive the roll pins out, switch to a longer punch after it starts to move.
Step 4: I placed some oil on the barrel and sights blocks to hope that oil would seep into these areas to help break it free
Step 5: With the pins removed measure the distance of space on both side of the rear sight block and front trunnion with a feeler gauge.
Step 6: After the space is determined place the action into a secure vice( I used soft jaws to prevent damaged to the receiver).Soft Jaws
KEY TIP : The key is to clamp the weapon as close as possible to the item you want to move, thus limiting the amount of rotational force exerted on the barrel and reciever in this case.
Step 7 : Using a large adjustable wrench I turned in the direction I wanted the block to go (placing the jaws on the flat spots of the rear sight block . ( !! This will take some force be sure to take your time and go slowly !! )
Step 8: Preform the same task on the front sight block ( I position my wrench on the bottom as I was cautious not to bent the ears on the front sight block. )
Step 9: Check the both the front and rear sights front straightness .
QUICK TIP flip the AKM pattern weapon over and place on a flat surface. It should balance on the front and rear sights and wobble or gap with show during this step. If no light is shown your good to go on.
Step 10: Drill the roll pin holes one size larger and cut new pins for the holes and install back in the respective hole. I find that drill rod works great to make new pins. Just make sure to heat treat the pins prior to installation.
Done ! Enjoy your accomplishment you just fixed your canted sights.
I hope that this helps someone who faces this dilemma.