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Posted: 8/8/2003 8:15:47 AM EDT
I just got a Sistema Colt 1927 pistol. It's great, but I want better sights for it - the original, tiny G.I. sights aren't great for accuracy. So I want new sights on it.

It seems to me that it would be easier to buy a replacement slide than to send the original slide out to get dovetailed (plus, I can keep the original slide in it's original condition if I get a whole new slide). Where are some good places to look for new slides? I just want to get something with decent sights on it, preferably tritium nightsights.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/8/2003 10:13:52 AM EDT
CDNN has Colt series 70 slides from $140-$180, depending on the sites. None have tritium, though.

Rocko
Link Posted: 8/25/2003 1:25:42 PM EDT
i'm looking for the same reason

here's a possibly stupid question

what work do i need to do to make the gun work once i get a new slide. is it safe just to drop the new one on and blast away?

i have a springfield mil-spec and a systema. i like the grip on the systema much better than the springfield, and the sights on the spring field better than those on the systema. would it be safe just to swap the slides?

Link Posted: 8/26/2003 7:10:52 AM EDT
You can get replacement slides from Brownell's with sight cuts already made. Buying a new stock slide is not recommended because you'll still have to have someone make the sight cuts.

The Essex enhanced slides come with Bo-mar or Novak style sight cuts, and there are also STI slides available with Bo-mar cuts as well. Figure on spending at least $200 for a replacement.
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 7:12:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
i'm looking for the same reason

here's a possibly stupid question

what work do i need to do to make the gun work once i get a new slide. is it safe just to drop the new one on and blast away?

i have a springfield mil-spec and a systema. i like the grip on the systema much better than the springfield, and the sights on the spring field better than those on the systema. would it be safe just to swap the slides?



I would keep the top ends together, i.e. use the Springfield barrel, extractor, etc., with the Springfield slide.

Otherwise, if it'll fit, go for it.
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