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Old 01-19-2020, 01:37 PM
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1911 rear sight

Looking for suggestions or if it even possible. I have a 1911 with a Bo-Mar rear sight. I am looking to replace it without changing the front sight to something that would sit more over the slide than overhang. Is there such a thing. I tried Brownells and had no luck.

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Old 01-19-2020, 02:02 PM
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The sight is cobbled into the factory dovetail cut. The slide needs to be recut to bury the sight in the proper position. Very similar to this thread.
https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1005504
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:59 PM
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That's a pretty common set up for CMP "Hardball" matches. You could install a new rear or reinstall the BoMar but you will have to cut the height of the front sight.
Below is a properly buried BoMar sight.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:25 PM
Bob Rockefeller Bob Rockefeller is offline
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I am very fond of Dawson adjustable rear and fiber optic front sights:

https://dawsonprecision.com/024-022/

https://dawsonprecision.com/novak-cu...-front-sights/

You may just want to start over with a matched set.
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:33 PM
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What is the gun and what are the markings on the slide? A few set up that way are a bit rare and were “hard slides “ for competition in the 1960’s. Sometimes the front sight is silver soldered/brazed to the slide. Although that front sight looks a bit odd to be paired with a Drake or similar slide as original. The rear sight was sometimes set back to increase sight radius on old bullseye guns of yesteryear.
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