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Revolver front sights?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by fallingblock, Jan 20, 2003.

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  1. fallingblock

    fallingblock Member

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    I'm rebarrelling a Model 63 S&W to bring it into compliance with the new Australian regulations of a 4" minimum barrel length.
    I've been thinking about the front sight to fit and would appreciate suggestions from anyone with an idea. On the last rebarrel (a 625), I had a 1/16" keyway cut for a 'friction' fit, but that requires a milling machine.
    Are there commercial dovetail front sights available for revolvers?
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  2. Traveler

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    Yes, you can use many of the dovetailed sights available for 1911 type pistols as well as some of the Weaver line. There are others around also, but I usually just use one of the standard 1911 front sights, and change the contour andheight to the clients application.
     
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    Thanks, Traveler!

    I'll follow that advice...there ought to be plenty of 1911 sights at some of the bigger shops, as popular as IPSC was in Australia:(

    I just wish the politicians would figure out that the barrel length of a revolver has nothing to do with criminal use...now if you add a perp and a hacksaw into the equation...
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  4. JoeHatley

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    Here ya go...

    http://www.jackweigand.com/interfs.html

    A great way to add the S&W "Classic" style front sight set up to an altered barrel. Tap one hole, plus it's inexpensive to boot!!

    Good Luck...

    Joe
     
  5. Traveler

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    You do realize that those Weigand sights require a mill to install, right? They are a lot more trouble, but a nice sight.
     
  6. fallingblock

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    Wow! That's a nice sight!

    But I am limited out here in the middle of Australia to pretty much what I can do with a file or drill...the paperwork required for moving 'gun parts' across borders without a local dealer makes things more difficult.:(

    I have installed several dovetail sights on rifles and, when I had a friend with access to a machine shop, put some nice 'band' type front sights on my Margolin rimfire pistols.

    Thanks for the link.
     
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