This is where the previous owner drilled and tapped the frame to mount a ruger/bushnell scope mount. The screw in the front was the only one holding anything.
February 23, 2014, 06:09 PM
Show how this aluminum mount have been beaten into place. They are junk. Screws fall out the bottom and every threaded hole is stripped or buggered up.
So at this point it sits, with no rear sight. I would like a vernier, but will settle for anything that gets it back in shooting order.
February 23, 2014, 06:18 PM
Advice on sights and repair of the frame would be appreciated. I'm sure I can put a setscrew in the front with locktite but since it's directly above the cylinder gap I'm concerned that it may eventually flamecut and make the gun unsafe.
February 23, 2014, 07:43 PM
Screw it with Lock-Tight.
A .45 Colt, if that's what it is, will not flame cut in your lifetime using any load that gun would ever handle in the first place.
I forget what brand & caliber revolver you said it was before you edited it out of your post the last time.
But unless it is a .357 or .44 Magnum flame cutting is simply not going to ever happen.
Even then it would take ten times more money in ammo the the gun cost new.
It is an emf made .357. Built on the same frame as 45lc and 44 mag. Same cylinder just bored obviously much smaller.
February 23, 2014, 10:01 PM
Top strap is .230 thick where drilled.
Drilled to a depth of .182 and threaded.
Inside of threads measure .122
Sight cutout is .55 deep, 1.525 long to the flat top portion. Cut is .315 wide. Flat top portion is .175 from rear of cut to hammer, level with bottom of cut.
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