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Old May 18, 1999, 01:02 AM   #1
James L
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Has anyone ever changed the sights on a Kimber?
I want to put night sights on my custom Royal.
The rear sight doesn't look to difficult, but I'm not sure about the front.
Any help appreciated.
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Old May 18, 1999, 06:53 AM   #2
George Stringer
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James, the rear sight should be as easy as removing the old and replacing with the new one with maybe a slight touchup on the rear sight base in order for it to conform to the dovetail. You'll find that most sights are a bit oversize. I always recommend installing a dovetail front with night sights. The factory sights are staked in and not only require a special tool to install but the beating needed to stake in the sight can loosen the tritium insert. Most smiths would install the sights for you for around $25. Add $35 or so for cutting a front dovetail. George
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Old May 18, 1999, 07:13 AM   #3
Rosco Benson
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Actually, the Kimbers come with a dovetailed, rather than staked, front sight. I have heard that the Kimber rear sights are frightfully tight in their dovetail. Brownells offers McCormick (Kimber) sights with tritium inserts in a 3-dot pattern ( Richard Heinie offers his SlantPro sights in a model to fit the Kimber cuts with the tritium dots in his "straight-eight" configuration. I believe that Heinie is offering quick turnaround on installing them (

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