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Front sight attachment question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 123Bang, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. 123Bang

    123Bang 123Bang

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    I recently bought a 3rd gen G23. I notice there is nothing holding the front sight to the slide. No nut, no threaded post. There is a bathtub-shaped raised area surrounding the interior side of slide slot. Looking into the slot I can see a shallow untreaded hole in what is probably the bottom of the sight blade. I see no stake marks. It's like the sight (tritium night sight) has been glued in place. Appreciate any information. Thanks.
     
  2. SJ 40

    SJ 40

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    Sounds as if you are describing the Glock staked on sight. Their were,are three methods used by Glock over time.

    The first was the pinned front sight, a shaft that is split down the middle with a pin forced into the center to force the split apart,thus holding the front sight in place.

    The second method Glock used was the staked on sight,mush as you described.

    The third and current is a screw in the center post.

    I have a great picture of the three methods Glock uses ,I think it was posted by GT member Butch, maybe he will see this and repost it.
    SJ 40
     


  3. 123Bang

    123Bang 123Bang

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    Thanks for the quick response! :supergrin:

    OK...now I think I know what I'm looking at. The "bathtub" rim is the mashed rivet affect of a formed-stake installation. Much appreciated :)
     
  4. SCC

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  5. SJ 40

    SJ 40

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    That's the picture,now they should add that as a sticky over in Sights,Optics and Lasers,a great resource. Thanks to Butch.
    SJ 40
     
  6. Just curious, but a gen. 3 SHOULD be screwed on, shouldn't it? OP, have you fired your new pistol yet? If so, is the sight staying tight?
     
  7. SJ 40

    SJ 40

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    I have three Gen 3's between the three I have originally example of all three methods of attachment.

    1999-G 19-Pinned
    2002-G 22-Staked
    2006-G22- Screw SJ 40
     
  8. 123Bang

    123Bang 123Bang

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    According to my serial number, this Gen 3 is November 2004. Here's something interesting...
    my sight looks like the middle photo labeled staked, but hasn't a mark on it. No staking at all. Looks like it should have been staked and never was. It is tight though.
    Maybe an armorer had a tool for spreading that rim neatly?
     
  9. RonS

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    I've been lucky, had a pinned G22 and now a screw post G26, never had to deal with the staked sight.
     
  10. SJ 40

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    The staking tool did that neat of a job. Once staked the sight is very secure. SJ 40
     
  11. gregw

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    Is there a way to remove a pinned sight without breaking it?
     
  12. SJ 40

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    Take the pin out from between the split and remove front sight,I've never had one break while removing it.

    I used the hooked end of a dental pick to snag the pin and out it came,not a big deal to remove. SJ 40
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012