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Old 09-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #31
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Try to talk them down a little. Mine was 640 but it's parked too. Changing the sights may be a little inconvenient. I've been looking, and there aren't as many options available for that style of cut, but changing the sight cut I believe is fairly cheap, and there are some great options for it as is, you just may not be able to find EXACTLY what you want without changing the cut. Many of the most popular sights ARE available for it.

I shot him an email this morning with an offer.

I was under the impression that the sights were dovetailed, am I wrong?

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Dont forget that its made in brazil

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I shot him an email this morning with an offer.

I was under the impression that the sights were dovetailed, am I wrong?

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I believe it's the standard dovetail from the old original issue style. Yes, there are several great options for it out there, BUT, you can get just about anything under the sun for a Novak cut, which I believe a gunsmith can do in just a few minutes and for pretty cheap.

The front sight is pinned, which really reduces the options available. Again, though, there are still quite a few great options available.

If your already thinking of different sights, I may suggest doing some shopping on different options, and getting a gun that will accept them. The rear sight that I'm personally most impressed with CAN NOT be mounted on the milspec without changing the sight cuts (as it's not made for a dovetail cut, not that I can find anyway). I can't even remember the make and model, because I dismissed the idea, as I don't want to change my cuts, so I'll just find something else I want.

Adjustable sights are only slightly more difficult to find for the dovetail, but there are still many great options.

I guess what I'm getting at, in a very long winded way of saying, is that it wouldn't be a bad idea to look at the sights FIRST, that way you already have your options in mind.
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why ya gotta do that?!

I was under the impression that the parts were made in Brazil but assembled in US, was I misinformed?

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Dont forget that its made in brazil
That's why you look for the "NM" serial prefix. Denotes US made.

And even without that, the metal for the slide and frame is only forged in Brazil. Everything else is US, from the small parts, machining/milling, assembly, finishing....

And a Brazilian forged gun is still feeding American families, because of all the parts and labor that still go into it here in the US.
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why ya gotta do that?!

I was under the impression that the parts were made in Brazil but assembled in US, was I misinformed?
Still made there. On the frame in like 4 foot letters it says made in brazil...still shoots fine though
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I was under the impression that the parts were made in Brazil but assembled in US, was I misinformed?
Nothing wrong with forged Brazilian steel. A big complaint from many gunsmiths when working on the "Colt" Sistema, was that the metal was much tougher, sometimes breaking tools used in gunsmithing.
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It's made on Colt tooling, what's not to like?

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I read the title of the thread as New 911 Porsche. Sport cars still are my first interest. Guns are a near second.

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I read the title of the thread as New 911 Porsche. Sport cars still are my first interest. Guns are a near second.
Very funny. Interesting how the mind works.
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