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Front sight stem and flash cone catch removal

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Front sight stem and flash cone catch removal

Postby sam game » Tue May 05, 2009 1:40 pm

I have to remove the front sight stem and the cone catch from the front sight base/booster sleeve and would appreciate information about the easiest way to do that. Are the pins securing these two parts on the base riveted or can they be removed with a punch? Any input will be much appreciated, thanks in advance.

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Re: Front sight stem and flash cone catch removal

Postby ScottD » Tue May 05, 2009 11:27 pm

Punch 'em out. They look much more complicated than they really are. Parts are under slight pressure, so pushing down (horizontal) on them helps. Be aware, they come out MUCH easier than they go back in.....
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Re: Front sight stem and flash cone catch removal

Postby rocco1911 » Wed May 06, 2009 1:51 am

Its alot harder to put them back in then it is to remove them I have my son do mine after throwing a set across the shop a time ago :lol: its become one of his chores now.... :lol:
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Re: Front sight stem and flash cone catch removal

Postby sam game » Wed May 06, 2009 9:20 am

Thanks a lot ScottD and rocco 1911 for the info, much appreciated. It's great to see your son following your foot steps rocco 1911, we need more young people like him to continue the tradition...

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Re: Front sight stem and flash cone catch removal

Postby rocco1911 » Wed May 06, 2009 11:27 am

Your welcome glad to help & I have a couple of boys they all help out & enjoy building shooting these thats why I have so many they each have @ least one... :lol:
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