I have a Savage 270 that my dad bought that he used for 1 season then it became my go to rifle.Well when he bought it he didn't put any see-thru sights on the scope mounts.So i took off the iron sights and filled the holes on the front sight,well i was much younger then and didn't have much of a clue as the proper way to fill the holes so i used JB Weld in the holes.Well they kinda look like crap and was wondering how i might go about getting them to look better or is this something a gunsmith should do?And if i go this route how much would it cost to repair this?Thanks for you time.Rich
Most likely the thing for the job is heat. JB Weld is a polymer material. Very much like Loctite in chemical composition. Heating the barrel with a heat gun will likely soften it enough to pick it out.
Alternatively - get a small drill and make a hole. get the appropriate size tap and rethread removing the remainder of the JB as you go.
I do agree with John though. Contact JB Weld directly and ask for what works best - explain your situation.
As for the proper thread pitch - check with a gunsmith.
Last way involves a 3 to 5 pound hammer......
Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
<span style="text-decoration: underline"><span style="font-weight: bold">IF</span></span> there was oil or another lubricant in the holes before you used the JB Weld the oil would act like a release agent and prevent the JB Weld from adhering to the metal. If that was the case you could breakaway any exposed JB Weld and using a jewelers’ screwdriver try unscrewing the JB Weld plug from the holes.
Just tap the screwdriver blade into the JB Weld so that it makes an indentation to grab onto.