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Gold Cup sight pictures?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by bosshoff, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. bosshoff

    bosshoff Member

    Feb 24, 2004
    I have a stainless Gold Cup with the awful stock Elliason sights. My front staked sight is loose, and the rear is sharp as ever. I am intested in getting the following done: I would like a complete "carry bevel" performed on my "Ginsu-knife" sharp Gold-Cup. I am considering having a Wilson Adjustable rear sight installed by the Wilson Combat shop. I am also thinking of having a dovetail ramped sight installed in the front. Wilson does not offer a ramped front, so I will probably order something from Brownells. Any recomendations? Kings, Novak, etc.? I am trying to picture what the front sight will look like cut in with a dovetail in regards to the flat rib ion the top of the slide. I hate this "feature" of my Gold Cup. This is just my personal opinion, but I like the rounded-style tops on 1911's. Has anyone had this rib machined off? I would think the front sights might look a bit cleaner having his done. Please don't reply that I should start over, sell the gun and buy a Milspec. I love this gun, I just want to personalize it a bit to my tastes. If someone has pictures of any Wilson adjustable sights installed on a Gold Cup, I'd love you to post them so I could get a better idea of what the end result will be like. Thanks.
  2. 45auto

    45auto Participating Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    I've seen a picture of a Gold Cup with the rib removed and seen others with the rib "reduced" so I'd say that it can be done, I just don't know who would do it. I would check some gunsmith websites and give them a call. I'll bet you find someone that can do it properly(key word).
    If you do that, you might as well go with a Bo-mar sight.

    If cost is an issue and you don't remove the rib, Millet makes a drop in that "I think" has "rounder" edges. Use a solid pin instead of a roll pin and it shouldn't fly off. The front sight can be properly staked in by a competent gunsmith so it doesn't loosen up...if you don't want a dovetail. My Gold Cup has over 20,000 rounds with a "properly" staked in sight.

    I don't care for the flat rib on mine either. :)
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2004
  3. Dave Sample

    Dave Sample member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Prescott, AZ
    I would use the Millet as I have done for many years. I never let a Gold Cup leave here without a new front sight and a Millet rear. I like the MGW stake in front sight for the 'Cup's and it makes for a nice sight picture. Gold Cup front sights are very hard to come by.

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