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Changing out the rear sight on a Argentine Sistema 1911

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Lone_Gunman, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    Is this a project a non-gunsmith (ie, me) can do?

    What would be involved with removing the rear sight on a Sistema and replacing it with a mil-spec rear sight? Is this sight just simply friction fit into the dovetail? Can i just tap it out and replace with a new one?
  2. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Yup, you can drive it out with a brass punch. But do it carefully so that the punch doesn't slip and mar the slide. A new sight made for a Government Model Colt should fit the dovetail. Drive the sight out from left to right. Keep in mind that if the new rear sight is higher then the old one the one in front will probably need to be replaced too.

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