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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/21/2005 1:18:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 5:38:19 PM EDT by SGB]
how hard is this to put in? I asume you tap out the old sight and tap in the new one? Thanks for any help, don't wanna kill my springer GI
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 1:59:59 PM EDT
Depends on which one you have. novak makes one that fits in the factory dovetail, and they also have one that requires the slide to be milled.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 3:32:12 PM EDT
The standard Novak "Lo-Mounts" require machining of the slide if you have the SA GI or Mil-Spec sights.


They make ones that are supposed to fit your current cuts, but that may change your POI.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:21:02 PM EDT
Put a business card or a piece of leather between your drift punch and the sight to prevent scuffs when you install the sights.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:30:06 PM EDT
Heinies are better
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:52:24 PM EDT
well I guess it's going to a smith anyway. got my S&A beavertail and it is going to need the frame modified to fit anyway. and the Chip Micormak ambi safty is junk! installed it and broke before even firing the gun! friend is leftie and was saying how even he could use the gun now (joking of course) and he fliped it a few times on and off and sudenly it was stuck. get the right side of and you can see it snaped inside! took a damn flat head to pry the thing of from the right! never again
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:36:39 PM EDT
Sorry to hear you had a problem with that safety.

As far as any sights that need moving, I usually suggest a small block of wood. Hold the wood against the sight like a punch and then tap the wood with a hammer. I have yet to mar anything up with that method.

Another method I have used is a plastic punch I had a machinist make for me. Delrin is the material and he spun it down and made a neat punch for me to use for sights. It's kind of high tech but it does a real good job and isn't real cumbersome.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:29:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RiftWeaver:
Sorry to hear you had a problem with that safety.

As far as any sights that need moving, I usually suggest a small block of wood. Hold the wood against the sight like a punch and then tap the wood with a hammer. I have yet to mar anything up with that method.

Another method I have used is a plastic punch I had a machinist make for me. Delrin is the material and he spun it down and made a neat punch for me to use for sights. It's kind of high tech but it does a real good job and isn't real cumbersome.



I had an insert fall out. SA replaced it.
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