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1911 Sight Question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by GaryK, Jan 7, 2005.

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  1. GaryK

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    I am looking for replacement sights for one of my Norincos. Brownells offers several fixed sight sets that I am considering. The problem that I am having is that Norincos have a small flat ground on the top of the slide where the front sight is mounted. Does anyone know if this flat changes the height of the front sight enough that the matched sight sets will no longer shoot to POI?
     
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    Not even a simple yes or no? :rolleyes:
     
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    The flat does not take enough off to affect the zero of a service pistol. Many 1911s, copies, and mutants have it. Saw FLG enlarge one today for a friend going to a bigger front sight.
     
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    Matched sights may not shoot to POA but POI yes

    I've found different loads shoot to different points of impact and therefore require different points of aim. For that reason I've not found any matched fixed replacement sights to be so good they don't need filing for adjustment and to match a given load.

    I have also found matching a load to the sights works. Then too a fixed sight S&W revolver has always shot closer to POA for me than any fixed sight 1911 - go figure.

    I've also found that small differences get lost in the noise.

    I might reframe the question to ask if something other than a standard set is a better fit for Norinco I've never seen and I'd answer that based on a sample of one from several years ago that one Norinco was not that different.
     
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    The Norinco may also have an oddball stake hole, so the sight stake may need to be fit. Get the tallest front sight you can get, have it properly staked, and then we can adjust your POA vs POI.

    Another alternative is to get the front cross dovetailed and pinned, once again leaving it as high as possible, and then adjusting after firing.

    Matched sets are usually lucky guesses at best. This is why I normally reccomend to my customers to let me have night sights custom done instead of off the shelf except in the case of sights like the AO's/XS's that come in fixed heights due to their unique profiles. Little more expensive that way, well, a lot more expensive I should say, depending on your budget.
     
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    Not sure why he even posted that one.................someone needs a time out!
     
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