1911Forum
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > 1911 Manufacturers > Springfield Armory


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-16-2006, 07:33 PM
Beltfedleadhead Beltfedleadhead is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Western US
Age: 36
Posts: 258
Looking for 3-dot sights for GI model




Where can I find the taller 3-dot replacement sights for the GI model? I'm looking for the GI look, but with sights I can actually SEE, as opposed to the vestigal nubs that came stock with the gun. I recall Kings used to sell some, but I don't believe they do anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-16-2006, 09:50 PM
Seraph Seraph is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Secret City, TN
Posts: 3,567
Call Springfield Armory and tell them you want to buy a set of the Mil Spec 3-dot sights. Or, you could call King's Gun Works, and tell them you want a set of their #103 Hardball sights, specifying Springfield Armory's unique .082" front sight tenon. I'd prefer the King's sights, for the shape of the front ramp.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-17-2006, 09:48 AM
.45_chef .45_chef is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pomona,Ca.
Age: 39
Posts: 395
I got my MILSPEC style sights for my GI from Ebay for $27 shipped,let me look up the seller and I'll link you up!
__________________
Springfield Armory 1911-A1 GI .45 ACP
Springfield Armory XD9 Service Model
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-17-2006, 09:51 AM
.45_chef .45_chef is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pomona,Ca.
Age: 39
Posts: 395
Here you go.. http://cgi.ebay.com/COLT-1911-45-3-D...QQcmdZViewItem

__________________
Springfield Armory 1911-A1 GI .45 ACP
Springfield Armory XD9 Service Model
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-19-2006, 01:31 PM
Pacman Pacman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: KCMO
Posts: 246
These sights fit?

Quote:
Originally Posted by .45_chef
Have you installed these on your Springfield yet? How was the fit of the tennon?

Thanks for the info,
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-19-2006, 04:17 PM
.45_chef .45_chef is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pomona,Ca.
Age: 39
Posts: 395
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pacman
Have you installed these on your Springfield yet? How was the fit of the tennon?

Thanks for the info,
Chris

Its the same exact size,i just had to dremel the excess on the bottom...I will post pics soon(my monitor crapped out on me!)...
__________________
Springfield Armory 1911-A1 GI .45 ACP
Springfield Armory XD9 Service Model
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-19-2006, 10:18 PM
OnTarget1911 OnTarget1911 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 615
Or you can use the King's Hardball #102 with the Yost-Bonitz retro rear sight.

Jess
__________________
"Whenever a strong man, fully armed and equipped, is guarding his own castle, he enjoys peaceful possession of his property" Luke 11:21
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
OnTarget LLC Custom Gunworks
http://www.ontargetcgw.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-19-2006, 10:20 PM
OnTarget1911 OnTarget1911 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 615
Here is a pic of the #103 rear and #104 front. I took the corners off of the rear for a more "GI" look.

Jess
Attached Thumbnails
GISightsPost1.gif  
__________________
"Whenever a strong man, fully armed and equipped, is guarding his own castle, he enjoys peaceful possession of his property" Luke 11:21
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
OnTarget LLC Custom Gunworks
http://www.ontargetcgw.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-19-2006, 10:58 PM
DALEGRIBBLE DALEGRIBBLE is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 599
Everyone seems to tout the Kings Hardball sights. I put them on one of my Govt 45's and they are fine but I REALLY like the Kings Tappan combat sights that I put on my Champion GI.
__________________
Vive la mort ! Vive la guerre ! Vive le sacré mercenaire !
Confusion to all enemies!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-20-2006, 08:50 AM
Largo Largo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,542
The Yost-Bonitz Retro rear blows the King's Hardball sight right out of the water. It had a nice, deep sight notch, and the sight is already dehorned (the King's has nearly razor-sharp edges)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-20-2006, 04:42 PM
.45_chef .45_chef is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pomona,Ca.
Age: 39
Posts: 395
Here's mine...
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=142619
__________________
Springfield Armory 1911-A1 GI .45 ACP
Springfield Armory XD9 Service Model
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-27-2006, 09:21 AM
Beltfedleadhead Beltfedleadhead is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Western US
Age: 36
Posts: 258
What about a gold bead front sight? Is there anyone who makes one that would be compatible with the King's 104 white dot rear sights?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-27-2006, 09:51 AM
Seraph Seraph is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Secret City, TN
Posts: 3,567
I have to agree with Largo about the Yo-Bo retro fixed rear sight. It's the nicest rear sight out there for the GI rear dovetail cut. My GI Champ is wearing a Yo-Bo retro in the rear, and a King's #103 in front. I'm sure Yost-Bonitz can easily provide a nicer front sight (including the gold bead option mentioned), but, at the time, I wanted a drop-in/no-wait solution.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 AM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2011 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved