That "smith" is jerkin' your chain! No way in hell should a front sight be canted in ANY application. Think about it, the alignment ought to be straight up and down as is the case in any commercial sight install you will ever find. Your smith is just trying to excuse either his lack of ability or a screw up in the fitting of that piece. I have installed a lot of sights, usually by soldering, and it can on occasion be a challenge....still, that's what levels and the right equipment are made for!
That 'bore sighting' excuse rings more than hollow as well. A bore sighting process requires the front sight to align with the desired impact location......the sighting area of that sight IS the tip of it.....why would it under any circumstance require any degree of cant.
Last edited by dogrunner; June 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM.