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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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Original 1911 front sight

So do any of you guys out there know where a good place to look for an original front sight for a Colt 1911. Not and A1 model, but an actual 1911.

I am at work right now so I don't have a lot of time to look, and most gun parts vendors are blocked anyway.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old November 5th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Numrich usually has this type of part......Good luck


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Old November 5th, 2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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I don't see them on his page, but you might want to give him a call.

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Old November 5th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #4
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I assume you are thinking of replacing an existing front sight? Before you do, you have to understand that it's not an easy job to get it right, even though it looks as simple as can be. Proceed cautiously.



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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #5
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I haven't been able to find a true 'original 1911 style' front sight.
The early ones were a small narrow 'half round'. and the mounting post is a small diameter round stud.

If you find a source for the original style, I'd like to get one.

A more modern front sight can be fitted to the small round hole in the slide with some careful filework on the rectangular stud on the bottom of the sight.

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