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Sistema Colt sight installation---whats best

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by CrazyIrishman, May 21, 2004.

  1. CrazyIrishman

    CrazyIrishman Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    I've recently acquired a 1957 Sistema Colt 1911 and I was thinking about having a three dot F & R low profile tritium sight set installed.

    I have three questions regarding the front sight. The first one is which heighth sight is best? Two, what method works best to attach the sight to the slide not including a dovetail? I would prefer the sight to be attached in a way thats not obvious yet solid. And three,should this work be done before or after refinishing?

  2. Dave Sample

    Dave Sample member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Prescott, AZ
    I used Meprolites and staked in the front sight after re finishing. I got the front of the slide ready first so the sight would set flat when I was ready to install it. I woud suggest that a smith do the installation to CYA in case one of those vials breaks. Nite lights are fun but you have to be careful not to bust them when you install them. A dove tail front would work, too. Good Luck!

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