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Old May 19, 2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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S & W m 17-2 front sight replaceable?

just acquired a 17-2 22 revolver and it is really nice for the age (late 60's w 734xxx sn i think). The front sight (standard target) is a little dinged and i think if it is a simple proceedure and i can find one i would like to replace or upgrade to one of the other sight options that were offered on the gun...
is this pretty simple to do?
thanks for your insight.
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Old May 19, 2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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Well, no. It seems simple, but it is very easy to mar the front sight base and end up with an awful looking mess that involves polishing and rebluing the gun.* I think I would call S&W; they have the tools and the experience.

*Do not, repeat not, ask me how I know.

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Old May 20, 2009, 07:23 AM   #3
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You might want to check out the Midway USA gunsmithing videos on Youtube. They have one out there where they install one of those colored epoxy inserts into a front sight that is just a plain ramp. Doesn't look too hard if you are handy with a few tools.
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