front sight?

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Mr.publicservant, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Mr.publicservant

    Mr.publicservant New Member

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    i have the standard gi sight and i would like to upgrade to another site for as cheap as possible.

    im not sure on the proper terms but i believe its called "tenon". i am wondering if i need a narrow or a wide tenon front sight. its a series 70 if it helps
  2. tex45acp

    tex45acp New Member

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    Sir,

    You are correct, the tenon size is critical. I had .the front sight replaced on my GI WWII Champion and if I remember correctly, mine had a "medium" tenon. The gunsmith took a wide tenon and filed it down to fit. I bought those replacement sights from King's. It was a three dot system.

    tex
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