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Old 05-12-2017, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default Broken front sight how to remove from dovetail?

I installed a fiber optic front sight and it didn't have much metal supporting the post and it snapped off leaving the lower portion fitted nicely in the dovetail. There's not much metal to tap against since it's flat. Any ideas?

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Old 05-12-2017, 05:22 AM   #2
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Sight pusher.
I have one made for Glock rear sights, but have used it for many different types of front and rear sights.
I'm up in Aliante if you want to try.


Or just superglue it
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Sight pusher.

I have one made for Glock rear sights, but have used it for many different types of front and rear sights.

I'm up in Aliante if you want to try.





Or just superglue it


I am going to the CC range at 9am so I will be in your area afterwards. Thanks for the help.
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Check out Dave Dawson of Dawson Precision installing a front sight on a 1911. You would need to use a square punch to get a bigger purchase on the portion of the sight that is still in the dovetail.

I have a MGW universal sight tool that works pretty well, but I have to use a punch (which you can buy from Dawson Precision) when installing adjustable height sights.

Take heed that you may need to fit the new sight by dressing it with a stone or possibly fine grade wet/dry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do8sHBDfIGk
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