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1911 front site replacement needed

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Redneck Rampage, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Redneck Rampage

    Redneck Rampage Rainier, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My front site fell out of my 1911. It is the staked in type.
    I tried replacing it myself but did not do so well. I do not have a staking tool. Messed up the new site bad. I just would like to know were in portland or longview area I can bring my slide to get a new one put in right. And would it cost to cut a dove tail in the slide. deal away with the stake type front site.
    thanks
     
  2. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    The Gun Shop on 15th in Longview used to have a gunsmith that worked there. I'm not sure if he's still there or not, but it'd be worth a shot.
     
  3. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I'm up the gorge a bit, but will fix ya up...no charge.

    If traveling doesn't do it for ya..you can mailt it me and I'll ship it back fixed and ready to go.
     
  4. Redneck Rampage

    Redneck Rampage Rainier, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I talked to the gun shop they do not have the stuff to fix the gun.

    What part of wa are you in wichaka?

    thanks
     
  5. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Up the gorge on HWY 14 White Salmon area.
     
  6. swampertwo

    swampertwo Just moved to Olympic peninsula!! Active Member

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    I've also got both a standard staking tool and a Trijicon front staking tool which should do most 1911A1 fronts--not the tiny 1911 ones and am in Vancouver.
    Jeff
     
  7. Redneck Rampage

    Redneck Rampage Rainier, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I need to find a new site the old one is gone.
    But that might be my best bet I go to portland all the time.
    thanks
     
  8. swampertwo

    swampertwo Just moved to Olympic peninsula!! Active Member

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    What series is your Colt?? Wide tenon (.125) or the narrow (.055)?
    I think I have a set from Kings Gun Works in my little shop- I do, plain hardball sights with the .125 tenon.
     
  9. Redneck Rampage

    Redneck Rampage Rainier, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The slide is a "Model 1911A1 U.S ARMY". The blade is .055, so the smaller of the two. The old one was the white dot front an rear. I shoot this gun a lot so I would like to put something better then plain jane but the gun does not need any thing to big an bad. I would like to find another white dot set.
    thanks
     
  10. Redneck Rampage

    Redneck Rampage Rainier, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    thanks for all the help. I picked up a new site at the gun shop an a old gun smith told me how he does the staking. I tried it his way an worked great.
    so know have to shoot the gun an have a little fun.