Re: Replacing the rear sight on a Kimber 1911
Sight cut corresponds to the sight. Almost every manufacturer of sights uses a propritary sight cut. Novak sights fit Novak dovetails, Bo-Mar sights fit Bo-Mar dovetails, and so forth.
As far as I know the Kimbers use a Novak rear sight relief milled into the frame for most of their models, and the BM-1 (Bomar) rear sight relief for the target models. You gotta know which rear sight cut you have so you can order the right one. And they do have adjustable Novak style rear sights that are just as user adjustable as the Bomars.
Aside from the Novak cut and the Bomar cut, there is the USGI dovetail (colt dovetail) that takes a GI style notch sight. It is found on most of the RIAs and Springfield base models, including, of course the GI model.
I recommed you use a sight pusher to get the old sight off, you can install the new ones with the pusher (recommended) or use a hammer and nylon punch.
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