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installing rear sights on range officer

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by tua05737, Apr 26, 2012.


  1. tua05737

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    Just got my harrison T2 rear night sights for my range officer. Can anyone point me into the right direction on how to install these or do you need a gunsmith to do it. I just installed sights on my glock and it was a piece of cake. thanks for your help.
     

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    Remove from left to right. Install from right to left, with muzzle facing away.
    Do you have a sight press? Wight may be tight & need fitted.
     

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    i dont have a sight press can i use a no marr punch? I'm confused because the harrisons have set screws but i dont see any on my stock adjustable sights?
     
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    The last 10-8 I installed in a Springfield, I had to file the sight
    a bit. I removed material until I could get the sight in 1/3 of the
    way by hand. Then I used a delron drift to position the sight.
     
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    i mean as far as getting the old sight out? is there something else to do besides pushing it out?
     
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    Sorry,........missed that.

    A sight pusher or a drift. Do you have access to a bench mounted vice?
    They help, A LOT! I use leather or cover the slide sides with
    8-10 layers of masking tape, then place small strips of wood
    scrap between the slide and vice jaws.
     
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    yea i have it hooked up to the vice now and i loosened the set screws but this thing is not budging i'm neverous to hit it harder
     
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    It could have LockTite on it.....may need a bit of heat.
     
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    I got it I had to really hit it. Had to file down the new sights quite a bit n then just ended up drifting it in. I wish someone had posted instructions on how to do it step by step cuz overall its an easy thing to do. Idk y u would pay someone to do it. Perhaps I shall write up instructions:embarassed:
     
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    I'll do some digging,.........I may have notes some where.
    Pics when you can
     
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    Forgive the mess in the background it's my man station. Lol Here's the Harrison T2 night sights bomar cut


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