If you have yet to notice, we here at Keepshooting.com are going to great lengths to provide our customers with the widest range of Heckler & Koch G3 rifle parts we possibly can. We understand the significance of spare parts for firearms and other machinery. Is something wrong with your trigger pack? We’ve got you covered with sears, hammers, springs, pins and more. Broken buffer? We’ve got the parts to fix it. Basically, we want to be your go-to guys for all things HK G3. That and the G3 is just a really cool rifle. So great that the only thing keeping me from gathering up all of our parts and building one for myself is my lack of know-how when it comes to welding.
I can, however, start small by building the G3 rotary rear sight assembly. Of course you could buy a complete rear sight, but where is the fun in that? Today, I am here to introduce one of the final pieces to the puzzle – the G3 rear sight oval washer. Joining the rear sight housing, cylinder, clamping screw and locking screw washer, the rear sight oval washer sits snugly in the oval-shaped cutout found in the rear sight housing. Like all of our G3 parts, the rear sight oval washer is an original HK-produced part.
When mounting the rear sight housing to the mounting base on the rear of the receiver, you will need the clamping screw, the locking screw washer and the rear sight oval washer. The oval washer sits between the housing and the locking screw washer, serving as a load-bearing spacer. Additionally, it provides a bearing surface for the teeth found on the locking washer – protecting the actual housing from damage.
As this part is designed to bear a load and endure the wrath of the vicious locking screw washer teeth (they really are sharp), it would probably be a good idea to have a few on hand as breakage is not unheard of. Today, you can get a 5-pack of the G3 rear sight oval washers for the same price other retailers sell just one -- $2.95.
G3 Rear Sight Oval Washer
The G3 rear sight oval washer can be found in the rotary rear sight assembly of the G3 between the rear sight screw washer and the rear sight housing and is used to prevent damage to the housing as well as assisting in spreading the load from the rear sight clamping screw. It is available as a 5-pack and is an original factory part made in Germany by HK.
Spare parts are an important consideration when it comes to firearms. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly, including washers. If a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement is necessary.
It is also important to consider availability. At this time, Keepshooting.com has a wealth of authentic, original factory parts from HK for the G3/HK91/PTR91. Not only are they readily available, but also they are cheap. Now is the time to take advantage.