Armorers Saxophone/Sight Wire tool for the AR
I am working on my own AR build and am slowly getting the pieces and tools together. One of my references is the “Gunsmithing the AR-15, How to Maintain, Repair, Accessorize” It provides a small paragraph on how to build a tool to adjust front sights. It reads:
I can’t really picture how this tool is built/shaped. Has anyone built one, or has a picture of one?
“The best way to adjust the front sight is with a sight wire, or “armorers saxophone.” This is perhaps the first tool you’ll make yourself for your AR work. To make one, take a section of coat hanger wire six to eight inches long. File the sight end flat and square. Bend the flat-end end of it into a small loop: it need have no more than half an inch clearance in the loop, and half an inch downwards stem. Then bend the other end in a large loop: three inches length straight down, and then a loop for your fingers.”