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Old July 1, 2001, 02:03 PM   #1
jim-alex
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Replace sights on Sistema Colt

I recently purchased one of the Sistema model 1927 Colts. Very good condition, shoots well but the sights are so small I cannot see them very well. I want to replace them with a minimum of machining of slide.

I am thinking of the having a Millet front sight staked and Millet Series 100 adjustable installed for rear. I generally prefer adjustable rear sights but if there is a good rear fixed sight that uses the original dovetail I think I would give that a try first.

Any thoughts? Not fixed versus adjustable - just "what will fit this specific slide with a minimum of machining?"

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Old July 1, 2001, 03:08 PM   #2
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Just about any part that will fit a 1911A1 will fit.
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Old July 1, 2001, 09:01 PM   #3
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I think because of the age of the pistol (circa 1945 to 1950 I believe) the dovetail is considerably smaller than later 1911's - at least it looks smaller to me. I am just trying to minimize gunsmith labor charges - I was hoping there might be something that I could just "pop out old" and "pop in new". Anyone have a specific brand/model that fits ?

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Old July 2, 2001, 08:01 PM   #4
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Gun Parts Corp. has several sights to choose from-you could check with them.
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Old July 2, 2001, 11:25 PM   #5
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JMBrowning:

Thanks for the name. I will check them out. I've been told MGW Ltd. has fixed sights that might fit. Stands for "Maryland Gun Works" - in Georgia ?

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Old July 3, 2001, 05:16 AM   #6
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www.chipmccormickcorp.com sells Drop-in low mount rear sites that fit into original G.I. dovetail cut (60*x.290*)

$47.95
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