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Modify rear sight notch

Post by Boxturtle on 3/24/2018, 11:39 am

Hello Folks,

My new gun is very nice, but the rear sight notch is not wide enough for me.  How would you go about cutting the notch a bit wider?  I hope to do this without removing the sight from the slide.  Is it feasible?

Thanks, Tom


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Re: Modify rear sight notch

Post by SteveT on 3/24/2018, 12:42 pm

I've done it with a mini-file with a safe edge, followed by cold-blueing. It isn't perfect, but with care can be pretty good. File at a slight angle so the gap is a little wider on the front side so there is a good clean edge on the back side.
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Post by Ed Hall on 3/24/2018, 5:16 pm

What Steve wrote!  That's what I do.  You might set up a guide, if you can, to help make the new cut cleaner.  You might even just do one side instead of both.

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