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Fitting A 1911 Front Sight?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by doc540, Sep 9, 2011.


  1. doc540

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    Trijicon front staked sights for a Commanders come with either a wide or narrow tenon.

    They claim the overall sight dimensions are identical.

    So, if one used the correct tenon width on a 70 Series Commander, how does one "fit" the sight to eliminate the gap shown below?

    Or is that just the nature of the beast when installing aftermarket sights?

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    (The slide itself is original and unmodified)

    Thanks for the lesson.
     
  2. Batesmotel

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    That is wrong. The sight might need hand fitting before staking.