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RedNeck 06-11-2013 03:52 AM

1911 front sight height
I have a 1911 and the front sight came off at the range and i couldnt find it. How can i figure out what hight i need if i still have the rear sight?

danf_fl 06-11-2013 10:40 AM

Some 1911 manufacturers will know which front sight they installed, and some manufacturers will replace it (not all).

Not knowing which 1911 you have, there is a specific formula (and I found one in a Kuhnhausen book on the 1911) used to determine the height needed.

RedNeck 06-11-2013 11:57 AM

Its a colt mk lv

danf_fl 06-11-2013 02:04 PM

Is the front sight staked or dovetailed?

danf_fl 06-11-2013 06:01 PM

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