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1911 installation of gold dot front sight.

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Post by jim lock on Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:05 pm

Need suggestions for a gunsmith who can install a gold dot in front sight on series 70. I believe they use the existing front target sight, 
Thanks in advance
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Post by PMcfall on Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:56 pm

An engraver might be what you need.
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Post by Jon Eulette on Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:21 pm

Most smiths use a dovetail front sight that already has the gold bead front sight installed. Sights are about $80 plus installation requiring cutting a dovetail into your slide. If a custom gold bead was installed in a stake on front sight,  most likely a new sight will be used to install the gold bead then staked to your slide.
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Post by Sa-tevp on Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:38 pm

If you want to drill a sight blade, MIL spec circular electrical connector contacts come in several sizes and can be cut and glued/bonded in. The plating is very good.

Shown below is an Amphenol AT60-202-1631 AT/AHD Size 16, Gold, 20-16 AWG, Male Pin Terminal

1911 installation of gold dot front sight. 20-16GA_Male_Gold_Pin_31134_f
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Post by jim lock on Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:43 pm

The front sight is on an older Clark,  it is not dovetailed, it is milled and set screw tightened from the from of the slide.  I did contact Clark but have not heard from them.

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Post by -TT- on Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:28 pm

Shotgunners use gold bead sights all the time, I looked for them on Brownell's once and found a bunch. I'd think any gunsmith could drill a recess for one in yours.

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