Front sight question

Front sight question

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    Front sight question

    Have a High Standard Compact Crusader 1911 with a loose front sight. I have already measured it to be .300 x 60 x .085. Now I just need to find someone who makes a .085" dovetail. So far the only sizes I have found are .065 and .075. Can someone help me out here.


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    Don’t know about finding new sights but one way to tighten it would be to remove the sight then take a center punch and lightly stipple the area under the sight until you get a tight fit, just proceed slowly and test fit until it is tight enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Don’t know about finding new sights but one way to tighten it would be to remove the sight then take a center punch and lightly stipple the area under the sight until you get a tight fit, just proceed slowly and test fit until it is tight enough.
    That is what I was going to suggest also, had to do the same thing with the rear sight on my Colt Gov 380.
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    Sounds like a good idea, thanks

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    A small dab of Blue Loctite will usually work if you are nervous about using a punch.

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    You might call the manufacturer, they'd probably send you a free replacement sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superhouse 15 View Post
    You might call the manufacturer, they'd probably send you a free replacement sight.
    I tried calling a couple of times, I guess they are closed for the holidays. I also sent an email. Right now it's holding pretty solid with some red loctite. Won't know for sure until I take it back to the range.

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    By the way when I stippled my Colt I stippled the sight not the gun.
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