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Old 01-26-2020, 09:35 AM
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How is the front partridge sight attached to the barrel on a Model 17-4? There is no pin in the barrel and no attachment hole/point in the muzzle. I guess it could be milled as part of the barrel but it really looks like two pieces.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:39 AM
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You have to look very close as there is a pin holding the front sight in.
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:47 AM
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You have to look very close as there is a pin holding the front sight in.
What he said. I replaced mine several years ago. The pin is almost invisible.
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Old 01-26-2020, 12:08 PM
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Thanks all. I'll take a closer look. They weren't afraid of a little labor in hand finishing I guess

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I found it! Man that was one good job of polishing. Does it matter which way it drifts out?

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Old 01-26-2020, 07:11 PM
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You may need magnifier to see pin
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:13 PM
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Took mine out right to left
But I do not think it matters
Straight (untapered pin)

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