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Old 02-16-2017, 10:10 PM
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Better rear sight for Model 617? Better rear sight for Model 617? Better rear sight for Model 617? Better rear sight for Model 617? Better rear sight for Model 617?  
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I have a recent made Model 617 and can't stand the rear sight. I have changed out the front to hi viz but find the rear sight blade too shallow. Any recommendations on a rear sight and where I can find it in stock? Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:01 AM
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I have a recent made Model 617 and can't stand the rear sight. I have changed out the front to hi viz but find the rear sight blade too shallow. Any recommendations on a rear sight and where I can find it in stock? Thanks.
Here are two options:

Smith Wesson Rear Sight Blade K L N

A friend of mine has the Weigand sight any it's OK but I think you have to remove your original sight windage screw and replace it with their screw to install it and it wiggles up and down a little when installed.

LPA TXT Revolver Sights | The Revolver Supply Company, LLC

I have the LPA on my 617, the only problem I had was that it wouldn't go low enough on my 4" 617 (would need a taller front sight), it worked OK on my 6" 617.


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Old 02-17-2017, 06:24 AM
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Search "Smith & Wesson S&W K, L, N Frame Rear Sight Blade"on Ebay and you'll find a selection. Not sure they will give you the results you want though.
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Here's another option.

Bowen Rough Country Sights

S&W Rough Country Rear Sights : + Bowen Classic Arms +, Parts Store
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Here's another option.

Bowen Rough Country Sights

S&W Rough Country Rear Sights : + Bowen Classic Arms +, Parts Store
Nice looking sight! I like having the height option.
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I have changed out the front to hi viz but find the rear sight blade too shallow.
Depending on amount to be removed, what about using a file on the original blade to enlarge/deepen the notch?
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