The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 17, 1999, 08:10 AM   #1
glockorama
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 28, 1999
Location: WA
Posts: 515
How do you remove and re-install a front sight for a Sig 229? Is it best to take it to a smith or can I do it myself? I am installing a Williams firesight.
glockorama is offline  
Old August 17, 1999, 11:24 PM   #2
George Stringer
Staff Alumnus
 
Join Date: October 12, 1998
Location: Earlington KY
Posts: 2,299
I found two advertised replacement sights. One is a dovetail. The other didn't say. The only exploded view I could find shows the front sight as part of the slide in which case it would have to be milled off before installing a new one. Unless you have a milling machine you should take it to a smith. George
George Stringer is offline  
Old August 19, 1999, 02:23 AM   #3
Chris Orndorff
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 23, 1999
Location: Utah
Posts: 233
The easiest way to remove/install sights on Sig pistols is with the Sig sight pusher tool. It's not cheap (around $100 I think). Sights may also be removed the old-fashioned way...with a brass punch and hammer.

The only Sig that I'm aware of which the front sight can NOT be removed is the P230.

Front sights on the Sig can be a little tricky to install. The trailing edge will want to climb up away from the base of the dovetail if you're not careful.
Chris Orndorff is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05783 seconds with 7 queries