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#1 nvmichael

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 12:39 PM

After installing the Weigand Smith & Wesson Rear Sight
Blade there is a small amount of up and down play. Is
this normal? The new Weigand blade moves in existing
S&W windage slot. I know it can't be to tight, no
windage adj., but seems to have a little more play
then normal.
Does anyone use this blade. Makes a great sight btw.
Has anyone encountered this problem. If so, what did you do to correct?
Thanks

#2 D.carden

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:01 PM

NV,

The play "is" normal. I installed one on my 625 recently and it did the same thing.
Not much you can do about it though.

I have also gone back to factory rear sights.

The Weigand "hangs" out the back just enough to catch my thumb swinging over the hammer during the draw and also the reload. Not good for me !!

Good sight though, accurate !!!

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:18 PM

NV,

The play "is" normal. I installed one on my 625 recently and it did the same thing.
Not much you can do about it though.

I have also gone back to factory rear sights.

The Weigand "hangs" out the back just enough to catch my thumb swinging over the hammer during the draw and also the reload. Not good for me !!

Good sight though, accurate !!!

Dan

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jeez, you liked that sight so much I thought a tough guy like you would just take a pocket knife to the thumb and make the necessary adjustments...

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:36 PM

I have the Weigand blade on my 625. I love it! I can't imagine going back to factory sights now. Mine seems to fit pretty snug -- I don't have the wiggle problem you described.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:38 PM

Mine would wiggle, too so after I got it zero'd I put some black silicon under it and it doesn't move anymore.

A buddy of mine with a steady hand drilled and tapped the blade and put in a set screw. that works too
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 03:23 PM

Sam has one on his 646, but there are two things I don't like about the Weigand blade: (1) the exact problem you described, and (2) it's aluminum, so once the edges turn silver it can't be cold-blued back to black.

I've been a big fan of the Millett rear sight assembly, and have used them on most of my competition revos for 15+ years. Great product.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 03:52 PM

Sam has one on his 646, but there are two things I don't like about the Weigand blade:  (1) the exact problem you described, and (2) it's aluminum, so once the edges turn silver it can't be cold-blued back to black. 

I've been a big fan of the Millett rear sight assembly, and have used them on most of my competition revos for 15+ years.  Great product.

Mike

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Mine must be old. Birchwood Casey AlumaBlack. Looks like they call it
Aluminum Black now. But it works quite good.

Try this,
Aluminum Black® Metal Finish http://www.birchwood...port/index.html
The room temperature chemical used by gunsmiths and industry to blacken aluminum parts. Restores scratched and marred areas quickly. Fast-acting liquid is easy to apply with no dimensional change. Color will vary from deep gray to black depending on alloy. ALUMINUM BLACK Metal Finish is also excellent for blackening name plates, plaques, trophies and other engraved items.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:26 PM

I've been a big fan of the Millett rear sight assembly, and have used them on most of my competition revos for 15+ years.  Great product.

Mike

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I use the Millett as well on my 625 and love it, great improvement over stock. I never have tried the Weigand blade.
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:56 PM

FWIW,

I also prefer the Millet Assembly (medium) and all my revos (S&Ws) have them on them.

My reason:

I started Shooting USPSA with a Para p-16-40 and when I switched to Revo the sight picture did not look the same, found a millet tried it and YEE-HAA the same sight picture as the Para !!!! :)

Now have found out it is a really, really, rugged sight..... well worth the price if you ask me..... Oh yeah, I prefer the all black front and back sights, no fiber optic no gold dot no white outline just black.

But what works for me may not for you, test, find out what works for you !!!!!

Hope that helps......

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