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rock island sight question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by p89cajun, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. p89cajun

    p89cajun Member

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    I want to add three dot sights on my rock island 1911. Is there a kind I could put without marring the finish. I know there are some that require you to get a dovetail cut for the front but I am about to refinish it with some allumahyde II and don't want to mess up the finish right after I put it on. Right now it just has the GI sights.
     
  2. kansas45

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    I don't know..................cut the dovetails before you refinish?
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

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    Agreed, any machining you need to do should be done before refinishing.
     
  4. Navy87Guy

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    I installed some King Gunworks 3-dot sights on my RIA(Here: http://www.kingsgunworks.com/sights.html -- #109). They fit in the existing slot/dovetail. I had to do a little filing on the rear sight dovetail to get it to fit the slide -- probably would have been easier if I'd had a milling machine to open up the dovetail a little bit.

    Definitely install them before you refinish the gun though -- that's just inviting trouble!

    Jim
     
  5. Richard

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    Forget about the three dots. Why? Take a look at the King-Tappan Combat Sights, there is no better sight available. Are they that good? YOU BETCHA! Regards, Richard:)
     
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