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    Model 720 front sight blade replacement?

    Has anyone replaced the front sight blade on their adjustable-sighted 720?
    I know that since they've been out of production for so long, factory blades are going to be like hen's teeth.

    I want to change the profile of the front sight anyway, so if anyone has found a replacement that's readily modifiable to the existing 720 base, I'd love to see it. For example, one idea I have is to mill down the factory blade profile to a post like the Ruger LCR, then I can drill and pin on any LCR-compatible front sight (fiber optic, XS, etc.) But because the factory insert is plastic (on mine anyway) I need compatible steel insert as a starting point.
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    No replacement sights available.

    On my 720, I ground the whole site ramp down and put a dove tail in it. Now it sports a Novaks fiber front sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odessaman View Post
    Has anyone replaced the front sight blade on their adjustable-sighted 720?
    I know that since they've been out of production for so long, factory blades are going to be like hen's teeth.

    I want to change the profile of the front sight anyway, so if anyone has found a replacement that's readily modifiable to the existing 720 base, I'd love to see it. For example, one idea I have is to mill down the factory blade profile to a post like the Ruger LCR, then I can drill and pin on any LCR-compatible front sight (fiber optic, XS, etc.) But because the factory insert is plastic (on mine anyway) I need compatible steel insert as a starting point.
    Any chance you could post a photo? I'd love to see how it came out.

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    Yeah let me get a photo

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    First try posting photo Name:  IMG_0537.jpg
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    Last edited by grapeman; 01-29-2019 at 08:14 PM.
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    Second photo Attachment 433315
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    Did you start out with the fixed sight dao 720 or the adj sight 720?

    Either way, that is a really nice conversion.

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    It was the adjustable sight version.

    Thanks

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    Wow. You did exactly what I wanted to do. Have you weighted it empty?

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    Very nice, grapeman. Is that a D&L Sports rear sight? I'd like to replace the adjustable rear on my 720 with something like that, as well. Did it require much modification to the top strap to install?
    Last edited by odessaman; 02-25-2019 at 11:31 AM.

 

 
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