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1911-A1 Government GI Sight Replacement?
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I just ordered a 1911-A1 GI Government model pistol. If I wanted to change the sights, which "cut/style" would I need? I would prefer standard 3 dot sights, but I am okay with fiber optics if I can't find standard 3 dot sights (no night sights). Also have any of you come accross sights for this online that you could maybe post here? Thank you for your help.
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If it is identical to that picture, looks like GI cut for the rear, more than likely staked from post.

Do you just want standard three dot? Tritium?

I have the same cut on my pistol. Just saving my pennies so I can have it sent out for the tritium personally.
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Will this fit my rear sight slot? I'm going to have a gunsmith install the sights, but I want to make sure I order the correct ones. In the link I provided above I am looking at the last one for $40 or the all black ones for $30. Then I would prefer a fiber optic front sight.
Which height would I need for the front sight?
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No, those are novak cut.

Look at the sights on your pistol, and compare that to the base of those sights. Let me find you some. Give me a few minutes.
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http://www.fusionfirearms.com/servlet/th...ite/Detail

There you go. Found some that will work, and not break the bank.
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YOU ARE THE MAN! Thank you, a lot! This really helped me out.
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Philadelphia Patriot;61796 Wrote:I just ordered a 1911-A1 GI Government model pistol. If I wanted to change the sights, which "cut/style" would I need? I would prefer standard 3 dot sights, but I am okay with fiber optics if I can't find standard 3 dot sights (no night sights). Also have any of you come accross sights for this online that you could maybe post here? Thank you for your help.

Import, right?

Would have a look at the existing sights to see how they're attached...and dimensions. From this, you'll be able to determine what's available.

What's available depends if your new 1911 has the same dimensions as many newer 1911s, USGI 1911s or something proprietary. I haven't examined many 1911s, and the ones I did were mostly W.W.II 1911s. The original design is a front sight tang that passes through the slide, and is staked (flattened like a rivet) underneath. The rear sight is usually a dovetail and can be slid out with a pusher tool (example).

Colt & USGI 1911s have at least two different tang widths, 0.058" & .125". Springfield's tenon is 0.088"

If yours doesn't match up with any of these, you might consider sending the slide to have both sights configured for dovetailed mounts.

Connal;61809 Wrote:http://www.fusionfirearms.com/servlet/th...ite/Detail

There you go. Found some that will work, and not break the bank.

Ackk....foiled again...slow typing.

NICE sights. I'd love to find something just like that, but with tritium & .125" tenon. I'm guessing this is the one, here's the application. Thanks for the info!
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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/212860/...ritium-dot

http://www.xssights.com/index.php?nID=si...ID=handgun

Im getting ready to do a pair of springfield gi's in tritium. links above will do the trick, im milling the front factory staked sight for a dovetail sight
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goofin;61832 Wrote:http://www.midwayusa.com/product/212860/...ritium-dot

http://www.xssights.com/index.php?nID=si...ID=handgun

Im getting ready to do a pair of springfield gi's in tritium. links above will do the trick, im milling the front factory staked sight for a dovetail sight

First link is novak cut, and will not work on a standard cut.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
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Connal;61835 Wrote:
goofin;61832 Wrote:http://www.midwayusa.com/product/212860/...ritium-dot

http://www.xssights.com/index.php?nID=si...ID=handgun

Im getting ready to do a pair of springfield gi's in tritium. links above will do the trick, im milling the front factory staked sight for a dovetail sight

First link is novak cut, and will not work on a standard cut.
thats why i own a milling machine Big Grin
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