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francisarsenic 11-23-2012 05:11 AM

Filed down front sight - need to fix
 
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Hi all. I bought a Beretta 75 at a gun show. I took it to the range and was surprised how off the sights were. A fellow Beretta lover at the range looked at the gun for me and said someone filed down the front sight for some reason. Problem is the front sight is fixed/integral to the barrel. Is this sight replaceable? How would a gunsmith fix this? Thanks for any help. I've attached a picture of a normal Beretta 75 (not mine).

danf_fl 11-23-2012 06:01 AM

The sight could be silver soldered in. If it is not and you need to raise it (and lower the POI), a good smith should be able to build it up.

francisarsenic 11-23-2012 02:47 PM

Thanks danf_fl. I'll look into that.

DnvrSmity 11-23-2012 11:53 PM

May be cheaper / better to file down rear sight.

hiwall 11-24-2012 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by DnvrSmity (Post 1024828)
May be cheaper / better to file down rear sight.

While true that it would be cheaper, you would then have two sights messed up instead of just one.

DnvrSmity 11-24-2012 02:30 PM

hiwall

Yes. I should have said only a real, quality smith should reshape the rear sight. Anyone less would indeed screw this up but I thought that was obvious. (And my bet is that the front could use a little dressing, too).

francisarsenic 11-25-2012 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by DnvrSmity (Post 1025341)
hiwall

Yes. I should have said only a real, quality smith should reshape the rear sight. Anyone less would indeed screw this up but I thought that was obvious. (And my bet is that the front could use a little dressing, too).

Yeah, I thought about that. You see, I have a Beretta 21A .22LR. It's sights are so low-profile they're nearly nonexistent, but it is surprisingly accurate and easy to shoot. That gave me the notion I could have the rear sight modded.

I also considered having someone fabricate new night sights (if that is possible?). But the gun is so petite I can't imagine I'd be able to disassemble the barrel from the slide if it had night sights.

I appreciate the suggestions. More options, the better.


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