UPDATE on Girsan Night Sights

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by new_girsan_1911, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Ok boys I have to let you know what I have found and done to my MC1911HC (hard chrome) while installing Fusion Firearms adjustable night sights.
    1) the front dovetail on "my Girsan" was a hair over the .330" so I had to shim the front sight about .020" under the sight.
    2) the rear I had machined to Novak specs all but the width of the dovetail since the Fusion Firearms sight was under the .496" which I believe is the standard, the sight was .494" so my machinist went just a hair under that he didnt recall what he went to.
    3) the height adjustment screw for the sight was proud or protruding from the bottom of the sight so I had to just run it across a stone a few times to allow the sight to be pressed into the dovetail.

    After all this I have to wait until tomorrow to go test them out UGH :rollseyes I know you will all want a range report and you will have it as soon as I get done shooting tomorrow.
     

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  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    you're holding it crooked!:p

    seriously, looks good so far.:D
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Looks great, good job.
     
  4. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Thanks Gator and Axxe and give me a break Axxe i was holding it off hand and trying to take a picture at the same time :p
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well then, your camera was crooked!:p
     
  6. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Thats better since i am not a professional photographer lmao :p
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well that's readily apparent!:p

    good job on the sights. how do you like the Fusion sights?
     
  8. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Like the looks will know more when i shoot it but sight picture is alot better than the mil spec sights that were on it.
     
  9. mistahcakes

    mistahcakes New Member

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    was this the sight from fusion you install Adjustable Novak Style Combat Sight, Trijicon Night Sight? Ive been playing the same fitting game you have
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Good job! Please keep us updated as things go on.
     
  11. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Yes they are the same. And i have shot it since installing them and found out my front sight came loose so i am in touch with Fusion and going to send them my front sight for a new one since i found out the front sight was actually smaller than the .330" than they stated and not that my dovetail was to big.
     
  12. mistahcakes

    mistahcakes New Member

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    awsome most likely ill be going with the same choice. Did the dove cut need to moved up at all to prevent the rear sight from hanging over the hammer. That was a problem ive been trying to avoid.
     
  13. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Yeah unfortunately but if you have a good machinist its no problem.