View Full Version : Custom front bead sights for REVOLVER

July 24, 2001, 06:24 AM
Wish to have some brass beads in some sites I have
replaced with Gold. I had an article 'somewhere'
that listed 'smiths that do this. The sites are removable so I would only need to send them.

HELP ? .....THANKS....dewey :)

George Stringer
July 24, 2001, 06:40 AM
Dewey, some are and some aren't. More than likely it's not but what revolver are we talking about? George

July 24, 2001, 08:26 AM

I wonder if a local jeweler might be up to the task. Especially those that make 1 of a kind custom stuff...


July 24, 2001, 09:41 AM
The sights in question are off some S&W PC guns which are held in place by a spring & plunger.They
are removeable for sure as I have them in my hand!

July 24, 2001, 12:26 PM
Clark's should install gold beads in your sights for you.


July 29, 2001, 09:08 PM
Hey Dewey...FWIW, I KNOW both Novak's in W.VA. and Cylinder and Slide in Nebraska do the "Gold Bead" installations...not cheap, however...let us know how it (they-?) turn out!!!....mikey357

July 31, 2001, 04:39 PM
to stick about $2 worth of gold in my sight....

I HAVE THE SITE, I only need about 1 gram of
gold to go in where the brass bead is.
HELP ?...dewey

August 1, 2001, 07:51 PM

How much do you charge for this? If one had, for instance, a S&W that missing a front sight, and one wanted a gold front blade installed?

August 2, 2001, 07:10 AM

Have you considered asking J. B. Lacher in Greenville? They are about a block off main street and run a manufacturing jeweler's operation.

Good Luck!


George Stringer
August 2, 2001, 07:43 AM
Spectre, it would depend on the model. S&W offers gold beads in some partridge sights for about $45. But to have inserts or something on that line done I'd probably take it to a jeweler. You might be able to use something like the Bonanza gold inlay kit for this but I don't know how it would hold up. George

August 2, 2001, 09:32 PM
I decided to have a local jeweler, thanks Clemson,
try plateing it first in a couple layers of 14K>
The expert said that 14 polishes up higher and
should reflect more light. HEY ! $20.Thanks to
all and will let you know. Oh, the first one is for a S&W 627PC 5 inch so the recoil shouldn't be too bad...dewey