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Old August 6, 2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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Springfield 1911

Who do you recommend to install front and rear iron sights on a basic Springfield 1911?
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Old August 6, 2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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Any decent smith with some machine skills should be able to do the sight installation for you.
Check and see if there's a smith with these skills in your area, if so ask for references so you can see his work.
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Old August 6, 2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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Springfield Custom shop , you may want a tirgger job to go along with it


1911-A1 Sights:
Install Springfield fully adjustable rear sight, dovetail front sight, w/3 dot tritium inserts ...$300.00
Install Springfield fully adjustable rear sight w/2 dot tritium inserts, in existing Bomar cut in slide ... $125.00
Install Springfield fully adjustable rear sight, forward mount, protected ... $200.00
Install Springfield fully adjustable low mount rear sights (does not include front sight) ... $175.00
Install Springfield fully adjustable low mount rear sight, deluxe cut (does not include front sight) ... $200.00
Install Novak low mount carry sights (Includes fixed rear, dovetail front) ... $180.00
Install Heinie low mount carry sights (Includes fixed rear, dovetail front) ...$180.00
Install Novak low mount carry sights w/3 dot or bar/dot tritium inserts (Includes fixed rear, dovetail front) ...$260.00
Install Heinie low mount carry sights w/”Straight 8” tritium inserts (includes fixed rear, dovetail front) ... $260.00
Install MMC adjustable sights ... $245.00
Install MMC adjustable sights w/tritium inserts ... $330.00
Install MMC adjustable sights in existing Novak sight cuts in slide .... $190.00
Install 3 dot tritium inserts in existing Novak sight cuts ... $135.00
Install tritium inserts in existing rear Novak sight; dovetail front sight w/tritium insert ... $165.00
Install dovetail front sight (Any style, includes cold bluing of sight cut) ... $55.00
Install dovetail front sight w/dot tritium insert (Any style, includes cold bluing of sight cut) ...$80.00
Install fiber optic front sight (dovetail) .... $70.00
Install Aristocrat Tri sight set or Aristocrat rib ... $300.00

Custom work sheet http://www.springfield-armory.com/custom.php
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Old August 6, 2010, 11:28 PM   #4
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"...a basic Springfield 1911..." Which one? Their GI .45 is about as basic as they get, but putting better sights on one isn't a big deal. More about the front sight. Their alleged 'Milspec' comes with fixed high visibility sights. It's not a big deal to put an adjustable rear sight on either. As long as the heights match.
"...Any decent smith with some machine skills..." Any decent smithy. Machining skills aren't required. Knowing how to install a front sight is though. No machining involved.
Doing a trigger job on a 1911 isn't rocket science either. Installing a new trigger is more involved. Requires fitting.
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Old August 7, 2010, 11:03 PM   #5
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I prefer to let only the finest professional pistolsmiths (even) touch my guns.
Now.

Easy to find. Like the Springfield Armory Custom Shop. And folks here: www.americanpistol.com and here: www.louderthanwords.us
and here: www.apwcogan.com and here: www.robarguns.com
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