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Old 04-25-2012, 09:13 PM
cardr cardr is offline
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Cerakote on my Micro 1911 What to do with the sights?




All,

I just put a new beavertail grip safety on my micro. So, now I need to get a new finish on it. I ordered two colors from Brownwells. My question is I'm going to paint the slide stainless. How can I remove the sights so they don't get painted? The rear sight looks like it has an allen bolt and looks like it could come out pretty easy? I assume some gentle persuasion......? The front sight I haven't a clue how to get it out.

Just want some opinions on how to do this. Not sure if taping up the front sight would be enough...

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Old 04-28-2012, 02:20 PM
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I would think someone has ran into this. Do the sights need to be removed? They are Trijicon night sights. I've read that you shouldn't use a hammer and punch that they could possibly break.

Let me know what you all think.

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Old 04-28-2012, 10:33 PM
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i have used a hammer and punch before and havent had any issues.... just dont bang on it real hard and use a cloth to cushion the blow.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:34 PM
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i should say that was on a glock..... i doubt it will matter they were still trijicon night sights
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:30 PM
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If you are going to refinish the gun - yea, you need to remove the sights.

Unscrew that screw and either use a sight pusher or a punch.

Maybe a local smith can help you with a sight pusher?
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:10 PM
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My local smith charged me $25 to install new sights. They should be able to remove them fairly cheap if you're worried about doing it yourself.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:15 PM
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An aluminum or brass punch if you do not have a pusher is best but me personally, I use a hammer handle (wood) and hit at an angle never touching the slide. I just take my time and tap. It is also how I adjust them.
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