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Offline Ike Kant

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Front Post Sights on Uberti C&B Revolvers
« on: January 12, 2015, 06:10:48 PM »
Are the front post sights pressed in, glued or both?  I'd rather install a taller front sight than grind the hammer down for those high POI Ubertis.  I'm not a machinest so cutting a dove tail slot is a bit beyond my means.
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Re: Front Post Sights on Uberti C&B Revolvers
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 06:14:35 PM »
Can't honestly say, but if they're like my Colt repros, they are just pressed into a drilled hole. I know some of the Remmies were dovetailed, but they are a wider post than the skinny brass piece of brazing rod on a Colt.
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Re: Front Post Sights on Uberti C&B Revolvers
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 11:26:39 AM »
They might even be screwed in, I don't know.        Mark
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Re: Front Post Sights on Uberti C&B Revolvers
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 02:38:43 PM »
Cutting the dovetail by hand is not so bad.  I did it for the loading lever latch on one of my (ahem) non-Colt revolvers.   I believe the front sights are basically press fit into the barrel but they are so tight I've never seen anyone get one out without breaking it off.

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Re: Front Post Sights on Uberti C&B Revolvers
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 05:40:28 PM »
The one on my C.O.M. Navy is loose; I could pull it out with a pair of pliers if I chose to. No threads or anything other than friction-fit.
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Re: Front Post Sights on Uberti C&B Revolvers
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 08:40:49 PM »
My CVA/ASM was soldered in, shallow hole in barrel.
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Re: Front Post Sights on Uberti C&B Revolvers
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2015, 01:58:29 PM »
I think I'll let the local gunsmith worry about it.  Why spoil the ship for a ha-pence of tar.  I'm in the process of building my second but more modest collection of Uberti percussion revolvers.   By the end of next week the little passel will include two 1860s, 1849 Pocket with lever, 1862 Police 4.5, 1862 Navy 5.5, 1851 and an 1861.  I will skip the Colt four-pounders and Wells Fargo this time around.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2015, 02:17:46 PM by Ike Kant »
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