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Old October 22, 2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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S&W 617 w/ Fiber Optic sight

Had a red fiber optic front sight installed on my S&W 617. The sight is held on with a very small, proprietary roll pin. The new sight needs to be drilled very carefully to accommodate the pin. Definitely not something I could do myself, and my usual guy couldn't do it either. However, I managed to find a gunsmith who did a great job. The only improvement needed on what I find to be the perfect all-around .22 handgun.

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Old October 22, 2012, 11:41 AM   #2
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How about a fiber optic rear?
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Old October 22, 2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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nah... fiber optic front is all you need. to many fibers make it difficult to focus IMO.
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Old October 23, 2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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Could. That would be a much easier install at least. With different colors in the rear it would be pretty nice. I hadn't really thought about that...

The front sight was definitely the more urgent one though.
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Old October 23, 2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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I put FO sights on 4-5 of my revolvers... I used Williams FO Ghost rings in the rear... ( rears use green FO ) fronts use red or orange... my new Ruger Single 10, came with green / red FO sights from the factory...

I like the set up alot...
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Old October 23, 2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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my new Ruger Single 10, came with green / red FO sights from the factory...
Yes, that is what got me thinking about a rear and a front.
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