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Anyone got a 1911 front site tool?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Beta1759, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So I got myself a new kimber 1911 in 9mm and bought some new sights for it. I was able to remove the rear sight using a sight pusher tool, but then realized it didn't work for the removal of the front sight!

    Anyone have the front sight removal tool (dovetail) that I can use? Or have a DIY tip for doing this without damage? I am willing to compensate and come to you/ meet you somewhere.

    I live in Beaverton right off 26w and Murray rd. also a member at TCGC.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Use a piece of delrin or some other type of coated punch.. A square block of plastic that will fit square up against the front blade.. Just give it a tap to the right ( towards the ejection side) may pop it loose..

    A good piece of hardwood will also work..
     
  3. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Kimber sight are notorious for being very tight! I have sight pusher that I could loan if you want to pay shipping to and from (I'm in So. Oregon) looks like this but Cerakote black...
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  4. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you have checked, but some Kimbers have very small roll pins holding the front sight.
     
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  5. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    If you ever get your big old Trinitron looked at by a genuine TV repairman, don't ever go to the guy I went to. Right off the bat he'd slap dab that behemoth face down on a horse blanket laden with gravel and squirm it about for about twenty minutes. never could figure it out
     
  7. user

    user Corvallis, OR Member

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    There's an excellent gunsmith in Salem. His name is Kevin (503) 930-5160. I just bought two sets of sights for two of my Kimbers and he charged me $50 to put them on while I waited.
     
  8. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    big thanks to techieguy for sending me his tool. it worked great!
     
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