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Posted: 10/11/2003 10:04:46 AM EDT
I am currently working on a project and need 3 front sight bases for a Colt pencil barrel. Does anyone know what the barrel diameter of these barrels are under the front sight bases. A friend of mine has one and it appears to be less than 0.750. Any information about where I can get these bases would be greatly appreciated.

Link Posted: 10/11/2003 7:03:45 PM EDT
.750 is correct. I have never seen or heard of a Colt pencil barrel that did not use this size. It may not be EXACTLY .750 but that's what they were made for, Colt pencil barrels.
Link Posted: 10/11/2003 8:14:46 PM EDT
Just measured three pencil barrels that I have, two are FNMI, one is a Colt, and all three measure .625 under the front sight, between the taper pins. My Colt HBAR and my Knight SR-15 M4 profile both measure .750 in the same place.
Link Posted: 10/11/2003 11:26:44 PM EDT
I think I got some from CMMG awhile ago.
Link Posted: 10/11/2003 11:57:52 PM EDT
I had some, but sold the uppers. I was told that those site bases were tougher to come by, by a good source, making me think they were smaller than the standard size. I would go with the .625 guess.
Link Posted: 10/13/2003 6:42:33 AM EDT
My pencil thin Colt and Bushmaster barrels are .625 under the sight. I believe that Bushmaster states this on their web site. I've asked them if I could purchase this smaller front sight individually. They told me that this wasn't an option. Thanks.....Chad
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