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Sight problems on Springfield 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by absoluterik07, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    Alright guys so I just got my Springfield milspec 1911 customized at Wilson which included the armor tuff finish. After shooting a few hundred rounds through it I noticed that the white dot on the front sight has fallen out. I didn't even know that they were hollow! Anyway I called Springfield and they said they would gladly replace it free of charge. Unfortunately, they can't match wilsons armor-tuff finish as it is aftermarket and it would be parkerized just like I bought it. Should I send it in anyway or is there an easier solution such as white nail polish and a toothpick? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I really want my gun to look like it has the $300 finish I paid for and for Springfield to put their black coating would cost extra money, probably won't match as nicely and I'd be without my pride and joy for 2-4 weeks.

    Thanks in advance, Erik
     
  2. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    I'm told white-out has an incandescence quality to it....goes on kinda chunky though :(
     
  3. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    I usually touch up 3 dot sights with gloss white Testors model paint. Just a dab on the tip of a toothpick, and touch the sight, and it's like new.
     
  4. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    I have seen touch up paint just for doing this. Also can find glow in the dark white. I have even seen this at wholesale and at cabela's If it were mine, I would take this opportunity to add a little iridescence to it and make that dot glow with a home done job.
     
  5. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    Thanks for the input, I went down to wholesale sports today and picked up the brite sights paint pack for $23 and now have green glow in the dark sights! (they do need to be charged in light first though)
     
  6. Dell_dude

    Dell_dude Vancouver, WA Member

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    Find out if SAs Black T finish is anything like the Wilson finish?
     
  7. absoluterik07

    absoluterik07 Salem, OR Member

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    I'm pretty sure it is fairly close but I'm not willing to shell out the extra money or wait time to have them refinish a couple tiny sights. Thanks for the suggestion though! :thumbup: