1911 front sight height

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by RedNeck, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. RedNeck

    RedNeck New Member

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    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?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    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.
     

  3. RedNeck

    RedNeck New Member

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    Its a colt mk lv
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Is the front sight staked or dovetailed?