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Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2017, 09:22:53 AM »
I do it to the revolvers I shoot the most.   Same method,  dremel tool with a cutoff wheel,  then fine tune with a file.

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Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2017, 09:28:26 AM »
I widen all of the notches on my Colt hammers.

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Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2017, 09:52:28 AM »
Hi scooby and Mike, thanks for the replies. So I didn't invent widening Colt rear sights after all?  ;) ;)

I have been disassembling the revolver to remove the hammer to do the sight widening. Do you also disassemble, or simply widen the hammer sight while it's installed on the revolver?

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Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« Reply #63 on: May 06, 2017, 10:07:38 AM »
I do it without disassembling.

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Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2017, 05:12:30 PM »
I also do it while it is assembled.

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Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2017, 08:13:53 AM »
Hi, all the Colt replica revolvers I have with taller front sights where poi=poa @25yd now have their rear hammer slot widened. I also roughed in another taller front sight on one of the new Uberti 1860 Army revolvers. The roughed in sight:



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Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2017, 06:17:35 AM »
Hi, the Uberti 1860 Army with taller high sight was sighted in yesterday, poi=poa @25yds. These are the two Uberti 1860 now fitted with tall front sights:



Note that the Civilian on the top has a taller front sight than the lower Army.

I still have the full fluted Uberti 1860 revolver where a tall front sight would be useful.

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Re: Adjusting sights on Colts?
« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2017, 06:35:32 AM »
Hi, the full fluted 1860 revolver with taller sight installed was just sighted in so that poi=poa @25yds using .45 Colt. As expected the installed front sight needed to be filed down ~0.1". This revolver with a tall front sight is the shortest sight of all the Uberti 1860 revolvers equipped with a tall front sight, 0.306". The others are ~0.375". This fluted 1860 is a great shooter, ~2" groups using two hand from 25yds. The front sight still needs to have the sight edges broken and sanded smooth. This is a photo of the revolver as I came back in the house:



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