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Old 06-12-2019, 10:23 PM
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Purchased a mark III 22/45 with a 5.5 inch bull barrel new in case for $190.
The fired case is dated April 2014 . The 22/45 assembly dance thread doesnít inspire confidence . I got the impression itís quite challenging . My question is what
is the best height and width for a Dawson fiber optic front sight ? Older eyes find them very beneficial . I havenít had time to comb through all the interesting threads
on this forum . Any information would be appreciated .
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:35 AM
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Rather than try and second guess the Dawson sight height business I simply installed Williams "Firesights" on all my Mark series guns. They come as a pair and are easily installed. However, if you're dead set on Dawson's I can't help you. Good luck.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:25 AM
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Assembly isn't that big a deal if you follow the instructions. There are YouTube videos to lead you through it but it simply isn't as big a problem as some folks would have you believe.

As far as the front sight is concerned, I suggest that you shoot the pistol and see if the current sight is an acceptable height (I can't believe that it isn't but check to be sure). That should give you direction regarding height of a replacement sight. Width is up to your preference.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:40 AM
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Try some orange nail polish over a white base on the existing sight first. I find this method cheaper and brighter than fiber optics and it doesn't break in the middle of a match.
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:30 AM
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Williams fire sights worked on the 22/45 lite.

Tried just a front Dawson sight on the 22/45, removed it for the front and rear fire sight.

Used the Dawson front sight on my new browning standard SS, with a Williams rear sight. the front sight on the Williams was too high. Had to mod the dawson front sight by drilling a small dimple to fit the Browning.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:10 PM
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Purchasing the Williams fire sights from Amazon ( $ 47.65 ) with prime shipping . They are stock on my rough rider 9 shot 22/22 mag combo . Thanks for the reply’s . I value personal experience from actual owners .
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:17 AM
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I will throw in another vote for the Williams Fire Sights. They are a bit expensive but well worth the money and are absolutely the brightest fiber optic sights I have ever used. I have put many of the Dawson sets on customer guns and they do fine but they aren't as bright as the Fire Sights. Get them, you will never look back. The Fire sights do require fitting on the rear sight. You can't just pound them into the dovetail. They come oversized so you can get the fit just right.
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I use a red dot on mine so I can't address the sight question. I will say this about disassemble and reassembly. Since it was new in the box you should have the owner's manual. It explains each step very simply. I keep mine where it's handy as I don't take mine apart and put it back together a lot and tend to forget just what goes where between times. It's not tricky at all with the manual to help you.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:00 AM
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I installed the Mark II hammer bushing to eliminate the magazine disconnect problem. I put the disconnect parts in a bag and put them in the original box. That way if it ever has to go back I can put the original parts back in first and hold on to my upgrade parts.
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