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Simple request - Ballester Molina sights

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by contrarian, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. contrarian

    contrarian WA state New Member

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    As said, a simple request - only kind I can understand...


    I have a Ballester Molina .45 ACP without a front sight: lost it during a shooting session.
    Novak has a great selection of replacement sights that can be fitted, but in trading emails
    with them they want to know how tall the front sight is. :confused: Not something I can answer.

    Anyoune with a spare B-M front sight in their pocket; measure it for me...or if you have experience
    in these things give a yell.

    Thank you in advance.

    Contrarian.
     
  2. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Mine measures approx 0.100" as measured from the elevation of the top of the slide using HF digital calipers. I had a deviation of +/- 0.005" over eight measurements. Mine (and most pictured on the net) is not dovetailed, but appears to be pressed in. The rear sight is dovetailed and drift adjustable for windage.
     
  3. contrarian

    contrarian WA state New Member

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    Natty Bumpo - thank you for the response... I appreciate the results of EIGHT :eek: measurements.

    You are right - all I have at the front end of the slide is a small rectangular hole.
     
  4. contrarian

    contrarian WA state New Member

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    Natty - if you don't mind another question as a follow-up :
    How does this .1 inch height of the front sight on a B-M compare with a GI 1911 sight?

    Thanks again.