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Old 07-20-2009, 09:51 AM
bocash3 bocash3 is offline
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Colt 1911 Mark IV 80 Series rear sight

Howdy to the board.

Been a long time since I checked in here and seems to be a lot of good information on here as usual.

Bench rested a Colt Combat Elite a couple of years ago at 20 yards and I remember it shooting low consistantly for me. It has FIXED rear sight. I have owned quite a number of 1911 pistols in several configurations over the last 4 decades, but it highly bugs me to have one shoot low that has a fixed sight. I do not want to file down the front sight.

By the way, this particular Colt 1911 is one of the smoothest acting versions I have had in my hand, not to be a custom shop gun.

So............... after 2 years and several attempts, I finally secured a low model, "no gunsmithing" adjustible rear sight.

With caliper measurement, I can probably figure out which direction to knock the original sight out, but just to be sure::::::::::::::::::::::::

QUESTION::: Looking down the slide from the rear, should I knock out the rear sight from:: Left to Right, or Right to Left?

THANKS to all in advance and y'all have a great week. "Bo"
Thank goodness my
grandfather put me in
the woods as a child.

Last edited by bocash3; 07-20-2009 at 02:44 PM.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:18 PM
Call 1-9-1-1 Call 1-9-1-1 is offline
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Left to Right.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:06 PM
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Take your pick, this from an LPA sight for a Colt Series 80. I have noticed the Colt sights I have removed showed clear evidence that the original had been installed left to right as the center punch on the slide had marked the direction of installation on the bottom of the sight.

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