Jedwil

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by JLA, May 25, 2012.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Got er done this afternoon.. What ya think?

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  2. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, Josh!! That'l work.............Thanks. Anxious to get it back and try it out........
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    Ill have it in the mail tomorrow morning on my way to the bank.
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    jedwil Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate the quick turn around...Pictures with Woodnuts grips when I get it together.
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    Damned PO is worse than the Banks. PO in my neck o the woods is taking the entire memorial day weekend off. Ill get it sent tuesday John.

    Bank was open tho. Good thing i went there first, because if i had gone to the PO first i would have assumed the banks were closed too and went back home angry.
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    JLA, what type of sights are those and did they fit in the original cuts on that Citadel? How much would you charge for this work? I am interested. PM me
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    Nice work Josh! You can do some fine magic tricks.
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  9. JLA

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    I just dont like it when a reputable company that sells these sights for a living tells a prospective customer that they dont make sights that will fit a Citadel.. That to me is just as bad as telling them. "sorry, were not interested in your business.. The money isnt easy enough"

    Especially when a nobody small town Gunsmith took these Govt Novak cut sights and pushed them onto a Citadel slide with about 20 minutes worth of file work, a hand built sight pusher and a 3/4" wrench, and some G96 to finish the Job and make it look clean and seamless.
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    John, I figure a small red and white USPS box should be in your mailbox today or tomorrow. Let me know when it gets there so I can take the PO off my hit list.. ;)
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    That looks good dude. Its funny that the kensight adjustable rears for novak, fit a novak cut but the Novak brand adjustable rear wont w/o cutting a small relief in the front to fit were the hinge pin sits. One would think the developer of their own sight cut might want their own sights to fit.
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    My thinkin too. When Kensight designed the full adjustable Novak they designed it so the hinge was within the shape of the Novak fixed sight. So no extra mods when upgrading. I like the sight so much im thinkin of ordering a couple spares for stock.
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    Josh, the box is at the PO and I can't get it until Monday. Darn.......I should have had Joanne check the box earlier today since she was off and coming to town........
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    Cool. Looking forward to the final product and the range report.
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    jedwil Well-Known Member

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    Got it today....Looks great, Josh.

    PM the details. Here's some poor photos...
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    Trijicon night sights installed by JLA and Woodnut's grips with Ivory inlay.
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  16. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Now that looks good John.
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    ok Josh i'm lost what did u do make the site?
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    nada. I just fit them to the slide. The Citadels, just like all the rest of the Armscor pistols including american classic and RIA, have an odd size dovetail system, but they are very very close to standard Novak dovetails. Johns dovetails measured .315X65* up front and .490X65* rear. Std Novaks are .330X65* and .495X65* so i had some 'extra sight' to work with on both ends which allowed me to give them a very tight fit so theyll never 'walk' loose under recoil forces.

    John opted for a fully adjustable rear replacement, which was a $125 rear sight made by Kensight. The front is a .175" high replacement, which is .010 lower than the original so John can have all of his 'UP' adjustment with his rear sight, not that hed be needing to adjust it to shoot 100 yds but.. you never know..;)
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    such a talented guy you are-nice work:dance::dance::bow::bow: