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Got a Browning 1911-22 with plastic sights. Would like to

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Customer: Got a Browning 1911-22 with plastic sights. Would like to replace them.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Any idea where to obtain at least the rear sight?
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  TOM replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

There are not any listings for aftermarket sights for the 1911-22. There are sights that will fit, I just need the size of the dovetails on the slide to locate a set. Some of the pistols have a front dovetail and some have a staked sight. Which does your gun have?

I will check the dovetail size on my gun and get back to you as soon as I find a set that is the correct size.

Tom

Expert:  TOM replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

The rear dovetail is 0.265". The front on mine is a type of staked in sight. Does your gun have the same or a dovetail?

I need to call Browning tomorrow to see what they have available, they do not have a parts listing for the 1911-22 on their site.

Tom

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