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Thread: Correcting a 1917 front sight?

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    Boolit Master wonderwolf's Avatar
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    Correcting a 1917 front sight?

    I have a 1917 s&w shooter grade that hits to the left. Examination of the front sight shows its bent and when corrected should be poa/poi with 45 ball.

    Best practice to make the correction? Lead ingot anvil and soft face hammer?
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    Boolit Grand Master Outpost75's Avatar
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    With that short sight radius, it will not take much straightening to get significant change in POI.

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