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EAA Witness rear sights

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tony S45, May 23, 2013.

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  1. Tony S45

    Tony S45 Member

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    Help!

    A couple of us who shoot pre-2005 Witness 9mm full sized guns need stock rear sights. Checked with EAA, Numerich, LPA, online, etc. but can't come up with anyone who has these parts.

    Any suggestions???
     
  2. Walt Sherrill

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    Many after-market sight makers also have sights for most guns. The Brownells site might have something, too -- and maybe MidwayUSA.

    If nothing else, you can always have a gunsmith cut a different dovetail on the rear, to fit a different sight.

    If you really like the gun, spending that extra amount can be worth it.
     
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  4. Tony S45

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I sent an email to Hennings some days ago but I've not received a reply. Previously checked with Brownells & Midway. Nada except LPA aftermarket

    The biggest issue is that Tanfoglio, Italian maker of the guns imported by EEA, changed their frame size in 2005 which has a new dovetail quite different from the prior model, which I own.

    I have an LPA "low-profile" adjustable rear but it's too low even at it's highest setting. Called & left message and sent an email to LPA. So far no response.

    Still searching!
     
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    Tanfoglio still makes the Witness "Classic", I believe. It is in the smaller frame also, maybe the sights are the same too.
     
  6. Walt Sherrill

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    You might try CALLING the Henning firm -- their number is shown on the website (under the CONTACT US tab): (303) 834 8289

    Some businesses haven't really gotten into E-Mail as intensely as we have. <grin>
     
  7. Tony S45

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    bdb benzino:

    I checked that out . The rear sight on the "Classic" is the new dovetail which is not only different from the pre-2005 but also set forward approx. 3/4" on the slide.

    Walt:

    Will do.
     
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    Like Walt said, a reputable gunsmith can likely cut a new rear sight dovetail right "over" the old one and you can then install your rear sight of choice. You may need a new front sight though.

    I've had that done several times and the result were outstanding. The last two were Novak, one fixed; one adjustable, but there are many sights to choose from and often they are superior to the OEMs.
     
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    Re: matching colors up after a gunsmith does some cutting...

    The Wonder Finish isn't really a finish -- it's a surface hardening treatment (according to EAA Corp), apparently applied before the finish color is applied.

    If you have milling done, and you've got a model that's silver, you can just get some model paint and mix up a match and color/paint it where metal might be exposed. Cold blue will (or matte black auto touchup paint) will fix it if it's blued/dark.
     
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