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Old November 8th, 2019, 04:47 PM   #1
 
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SR 1911 Novak Sights..

I really don't want to mess with the Novak sights on my SR1911 as the afford me a decent degree of accuracy, but I am considering changing the sights for something more 'visible'. My question is this: if I unscrew the grub screw will the rear sights move freely or will they still need 'tapping' off with a nylon hammer or similar?

The pistol is as it came from the factory, save for replaced grips, and I don't want to upset what are decent sights by fiddling with them.

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Old November 8th, 2019, 05:29 PM   #2
 
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The rear will still be pretty tight-either a hammer and brass punch or sight press.
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they need some encouragement to move, they won't slide under finger pressure (I used a sight pusher)
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I had mine done by a gunsmith. I like them.
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I had mine done by a gunsmith. I like them.
That is the route I went when I changed the sights on my officer model. $25 bucks and if they weren't centered, free adjustments. Did not need to get them adjusted as they were right on.
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I tapped on mine with a brass rod and the rear sight wouldn't move. I had a gunsmith press it off and then press on the adjustable rear sight now offered on shopruger.com and also made by Novak. He said the new rear sight is also fit/pressed on very tightly. So, he indicated that if any sight adjustment is needed that the front sight be drifted rather than the rear sight.

Haven't had a chance to get to the range and try out the new rear sight.

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I tapped on mine with a brass rod and the rear sight wouldn't move. I had a gunsmith press it off and then press on the adjustable rear sight now offered on shopruger.com and also made by Novak. He said the new rear sight is also fit/pressed on very tightly. So, he indicated that if any sight adjustment is needed that the front sight be drifted rather than the rear sight.

Haven't had a chance to get to the range and try out the new rear sight.

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front site on mine was in even tighter than the rear
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