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Thread: RIA M1911 A1 Sight question

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    RIA M1911 A1 Sight question

    I have a standard Rock Island GI and the sights are too small for my old eyes.

    Are there any replacement sights that can be put on without having the slide milled?

    Thanks

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    Hawkmoon
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    Thanks for the link Hawkmoon. My Rock Island is about 10 years old. It has the staked on fronts

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwt View Post
    Thanks for the link Hawkmoon. My Rock Island is about 10 years old. It has the staked on fronts
    They have quite a selection, kwt;

    https://www.fusionfirearms.com/parts...ights/1911?p=3

    Pedro.

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    Thanks for the help everyone.

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    Is it true that RIA's GI rear dovetail differs from milspec? I seem to find a lot of conflicting info on this (even from Brownells, surprisingly), and I'm in the same boat as the OP. We even have the same pistol. I'm OK with getting a dovetail cut for the front sight, but I'd prefer to keep the GI rear dovetail intact. I'm looking for a tritium set, but I might be okay with fiber optic as well.
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    Rock Island used to have a diagram of the rear sight dovetail right in the owner's manual. They don't do that any more?
    Hawkmoon
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    KWT

    Don't know if this helps or not. I have a 1911 CS which is in the shop for warranty work. Since it is there already I have asked them to put on a fiber optic front sight and adjustable Novak style rear sight. The 'smith there indicated they would have to re-cut the rear slot to accept the new sight i.e. something other than govt. Their cost was only a little bit higher than a local smith. If they install the sight it will be warranted. You can ship straight to them and they will ship straight back to you. Well... at least this is the case as a Texas resident.

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