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Cheapshooter
March 18, 2010, 07:37 PM
I have a 1927 Argentine Colt that has been re-blued, and wears Pachmayer rubber grips. With that having already been done to it before I bought it, any collector value has been reduced. It functions well, and is acceptably accurate. I am just wondering what the cost would be to mill the slide for a new front sight, and install a matching non-adjustable rear sight.
Anyone recommend someone I could send the slide to for this kind of work?

drail
March 18, 2010, 10:42 PM
I can't recommend a smith or give an idea of the cost but be sure to warn any smith who takes it on that it's a HARD slide. I worked on some of those a few years back and those slides were made out of some tough hardened steel. They can wear the teeth off of a file pretty darn quick. It would be hard on a cutter. Good stuff. Very nice guns. My advice would be to stick with the original style sights.

Japle
March 19, 2010, 07:07 AM
The slides are pretty hard, but anyone with a milling machine and the right cutters won't have a problem.

I installed a BoMar rear on my 1927.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Japle/Guns/Argy1911redbackground.jpg

Edward429451
March 19, 2010, 10:50 AM
Use the original sights?

Surely you jest! Point shoot he means lol!

Bill DeShivs
March 19, 2010, 02:14 PM
If the sights are going to be fixed, why not just stake a new sight in? That's the way the original was installed.

Casimer
March 19, 2010, 05:00 PM
Alex Hamilton had cut and mounted an adjustable rear and front site on a Sistema for me a while ago. IIRC it was about $150 w/ the sites.

http://tenring.com/

Chris_B
March 19, 2010, 08:51 PM
My 1918 Colt M1911 got an aftermarket front sight, sometime in the '60s is my guess. Machined in, very professional job and honestly: very effective front sight

My advice is though: don't do it. When my M1911 was done it was "just an old gun". You are talking about changing a thing that can't be un-done; you may regret it later

Cheapshooter
March 19, 2010, 10:15 PM
I wouldn't consider it if the gun had not already been refinished in a high gloss blue. If it were in original condition I would not touch it.