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Old 10-18-2019, 04:20 PM
USS Washington USS Washington is offline
 
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First time out and the front sight came off sometime after ~25 rounds. I was able to have a very nice pattern until the sight went missing! I have a 1911 Colt/Colt made in 1918, but a Type 3 sight was installed. I read that a S/N correct Type 1 sight was prone to work loose and was narrow for low-light conditions. I welcome your expertise with the following. (1) Replace with a Type 1 or 3 front sight? (2) Where would I purchase a replacement sight? Many thanks!
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Old 10-18-2019, 04:23 PM
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If it is a CMP 1911 contact them
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Old 10-18-2019, 04:30 PM
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Yes, CMP
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Old 10-18-2019, 04:52 PM
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contact them, they will take care of you
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:02 PM
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Seems like a lot of hassle to send the pistol back and forth just for a sight. I would assume any competent gunsmith could install the sight, provided to provide one that meets your needs.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:13 PM
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I have a couple of what I believe to be GI NOS front sights. Came in a big lot of GI parts I bought, took what I needed and sold the rest here. Search back in my posts and the ad should still be there. I was asking $5 each and think I have two left. Postage is extra. PM me if you want one, but I’m out of town till next week. They need to be peened in. These should be 70’s-80’s replacement type
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:27 PM
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I would contact CMP. The correct sight for a 1918 year model is going to be hard to find. Most commercial gunsmiths are not going to have those in stock or even know what the correct sight should be.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:31 PM
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I recommend taking Jeremy up on his offer.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:58 PM
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CMP probably has some genuine USGI spare parts so you will know it is correct.
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Old 10-18-2019, 06:22 PM
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Seems like a lot of hassle to send the pistol back and forth just for a sight. I would assume any competent gunsmith could install the sight, provided to provide one that meets your needs.
Just the slide could be sent back.
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