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Old 02-05-2012, 01:15 PM
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Custom rear site?




Hey fellas, which pistolsmith would you recommend for making a rear site from scratch for a non-standard rear site cut?

Heinie and Novak don't offer a rear site that fits.

Thanks!
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:17 PM
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How much are you looking to spend?
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:35 PM
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verrocchio,

Your huckleberry has arrived. Contact Chuck and he'll make you EXACTLY what you need.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:49 PM
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Thanks Bob and Chuck!

Chuck, PM in bound!
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:05 PM
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Or you could have a gunsmith put a standard dovetail so you can but whatever sight you could ever want
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:55 PM
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True but I THINK that would require welding/filling in the current cut then recut again.

I am trying to avoid if possible.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:22 PM
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Hate to drag up an older thread...any more suggestions?
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:05 AM
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Good work ain't cheap. Anyone capable will have to charge good money to accomplish what you want. Otherwise, break out a block of steel and some files......... Been there, done that.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:09 AM
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Would like to see a pic of the non-standard rear sight cut.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:17 AM
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Would like to see a pic of the non-standard rear sight cut.
I would like to know the standard spec's for a 1911 rear sight. I know what they are for Glock, CZ, S&W 3rd Gen..... get my drift?
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:08 AM
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I would like to know the standard spec's for a 1911 rear sight. I know what they are for Glock, CZ, S&W 3rd Gen..... get my drift?
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:24 AM
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I would like to know the standard spec's for a 1911 rear sight..... get my drift?
Easy enough. The US gov't print and the standard for all military and Colt production up through the S70s and most S80s is as follows -

dovetail base width .344" to the sharp corners
radius in corners - .015" - .010"
width of dovetail as measured between two .09375" rolls - .103" + .001"
angle - 65* +/- 30'
depth of dovetail cut - .814" - .010" as measured from the top of the slide rail

If any of this is confusing, ask and someone can explain the reason it is stated that way on the print.

Clones do not always follow the print, so anything other than the above, you're on your own.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:15 PM
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How much are you looking to spend?
This. Anything can be done, just depends on how much green one is willing to lay down.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:47 PM
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Chuck did a set of tall sights (tall enough to use with a suppressor) for me last year.

Absolutely perfect and highly recommended.
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