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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:16 pm 
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There are a bunch of Series '80 Colts running around out there wearing BoMar rear sights that are mounted about .200" farther back than was originally developed for use on non-Series '80 guns. If you own one of them, let me say up front that I'm not bustin' your chops or dissin' your blaster. But the sad fact is that those set ups have a case of the "Unsightly Sight" going on.

When I developed my HD-006 rear sight as a one-piece fixed rear sight for the BoMar cut, I had the Unsightly guns in mind, too. At the end of the run, I left off the operations for machining the serrations on the rear face and the notch altogether. This left me an unfinished blade that could readily be remachined to fit either these guns, or any other version of the hanging-off-the-back installation style. I called those sights HD-006-G (for gunsmith).

I just finished up installing one and thought to take some quick pictures. Hope you enjoy!

Here are a couple of views of the original Unsightly Sight

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Here's a picture with the HD-006-G in the foreground

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Here's a picture with the 006-G fitted to the dovetail, showing how much it still overhangs.

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And here are a couple of pics after the 006-G was milled to flush up with the rear of the slide, serrations cut and the notch machined.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Great job !

I am running your replacement sight on a Springfield Loaded that had an original adjustable rear sight. Can't say enough good things about it.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:15 pm 
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That's spectacular! I love my Harrison sight!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:49 am 
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So much better. Dig the bench progress pics.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:52 am 
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John:
This is a product that is long overdue. Those "unsightly" Bomar installation on series 80 Colts were hideous. I've seen Colts from their so called custom shop on display at many SHOT shows with the Bomar hanging off the rear of the slide and asked myself "how could they let that out of the shop"?
Thank you for taking the initiative.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:01 am 
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Nicely done John; sorry I missed you during SHOT.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:44 pm 
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He missed SHOT too. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:50 am 
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John, A nice remedy to a horrible factory install.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:28 pm 
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smooth one wrote:
John:
This is a product that is long overdue. Those "unsightly" Bomar installation on series 80 Colts were hideous. I've seen Colts from their so called custom shop on display at many SHOT shows with the Bomar hanging off the rear of the slide and asked myself "how could they let that out of the shop"?
Thank you for taking the initiative.


That is the norm for Colt. I looked at a brand new Gold Cup the other day that had that abortion.

GREAT IDEA, John.

Now, if you could figure a way to erase front slide serrations, you would definitely end up in the hall of fame.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:50 pm 
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Very, Very Nice! A really "cool" sight and installation!

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