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Old 08-01-2007, 01:10 PM
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Q. Replacing Norinco 1911 Sights




I'm going to replace the factory Norinco 1911 sights with King's Hardball sights this weekend. Factory sights are too small for my eye sight and I wanted to keep the traditional look. I ordered the sight and the tool for the front sight from Kings and will be here by end of the week.

I have a questions about the removal and installation of the dovetailed rear sight. Is there a taper to the dovetail or the sight base? Is there a particular direction these sights needs to be removed and replaced? I know Kimber sights are designed to be removed left to right (to the ejection port side) and is to be installed from right to left. How about Norinco's?

Anything else I should be aware of?

Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:13 AM
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:12 AM
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Thing only thing I could add to what Jim said would be this:

This last Kings sights I put on a Norinco still needed the narrow tennon of the front sight filed even more narrow. Take a little of each side until it will fit snugly in the slot, add drop of red loctite for insurance and stake it on.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:00 AM
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The last Norinco I saw my FLG working on was for a sight change.
The factory dovetail cutter had worn out on the Communist Chinese Super Steel slide, leaving the groove with a strong taper. The rear sight was swaged tightly in place and could not be driven out either way, it had to be cut in half crossways and removed in pieces; the dovetail finished, and new sight driven in.
Phew.

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Old 08-02-2007, 11:52 AM
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The last Norinco I saw my FLG working on was for a sight change.
The factory dovetail cutter had worn out on the Communist Chinese Super Steel slide, leaving the groove with a strong taper. The rear sight was swaged tightly in place and could not be driven out either way, it had to be cut in half crossways and removed in pieces; the dovetail finished, and new sight driven in.
Phew.

Good luck.
I had to do the same thing to the front sight of a CD. I used and air hammer on the rear ARR ARR ARR...MOOORE POWEEEER!!!!!
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