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Old 05-02-2019, 10:02 AM
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Hi,
I happen to have a gunsmith near my place. Not just a gun seller, he has a lathe and everything that goes with it. Sometimes makes gun parts to repair old firearms when you can't find spares.

I'd much prefer to have the dovetail on the LPA rear sight adjusted if it's possible that way so the gun remains in original condition. I do have a sort of collector point of view even if this gun isn't very "valuable" money wise.

The Cadet in the pictures below is already sold. It was rear sight LPA equipped. The shop doesn't know (remember) if the original rear sight would still fit (had the gun been modified for it to fit?).
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Would your LPA look like this one? It doesn't seem too high and likely worked ok for the previous owner of this (sold) gun.

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Old 05-02-2019, 10:22 AM
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I have a LPA TPU rear sight that you can have (was on a Norinco M1911A1) but you need to measure the rear sight dovetail width to see what rear sight base is slightly larger and can be file fit to match the profile of your pistol's dovetail.
I will do this as soon as the gun is delivered. Thanks!

PS : do you have an idea of the costs (I am in France...)
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I have the same sight without the white outline.
My sight base was modified by the previous owner to fit the rather odd size dovetail on the Norinco slide. I don't know which particular LPA TPU sight he bought -there are many. Once you measure the dovetail cut (width) we can go from there. If my LPA TPU sight base is wider, you can have it. Shipping costs is anyones guess but since it will be in a small padded envelope it can't be that expensive to send it from Canada to France. You should check your Countries laws though about receiving gun parts from a private citizen from a foreign Country.
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Ok, I'll chime in when the gun is here.

I have already ordered various CZ parts (too much delay here in France or EU to get them) that were non-classified items : no probs.
Those were different levers, springs, ejectors, extractors, pins and the sort...etc.

I wouldn't be allowed to import a frame, barrel, or magazines though. I should then have some paperwork to do on my side of the pond before importing these sort of items.
I have done it before for an old CZ70's magazines (unavailable here). Quite simple actually.

A rear sight is ok.
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The Colt is at home since yesterday.
Don't have much time at the moment, but I'll take measurements of the dove tail soon.

The gun is stamped (all imported guns pass a sort of test) by the proofing office : 1995.
The invoice of the original owner (1st hand gun, we're 2nd owners) is from 2001. Looks like this gun waited a long time in shop...

The gunshop test fired it in a tunnel : everything is ok.
The guy told us it was really a almost like new gun.

There is a little dust on the outside and around the levers : the gun wasn't used much and slept a lot in the gun safe. The internals and barrel are like new and clean.

Colt blue box, allen key, booklet, 2 mags...everything is there and in like new condition.

Eager to test it at the range, but that shouldn't be before at least 2 weeks now.
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Ok, got the measure of the dovetail. I don't know if this is going to be precise enough, you tell me. I find it a bit approximative.
I would prefer not to take it off the gun to make a better measurement.



Does someone know what the tapping on the rear sight is for? No screw in it. Thread size is???
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LPA adjustable sight

Here is a pic of the dovetail width of my sight. It would appear that mine will work on your pistol with a little massaging. If you still want it, PM me and we can discuss the logistics of getting it to you.
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Ok, I'll MP you.

I stripped down the Colt to clean it and inspect it thoroughly.



I found out that my rear sight is missing its screw :
https://jack-first-gun-parts.myshopi...et-screw-58370

Not very expensive at 3$, but 11$ alone just for shipping. Wow.

My brother will take care of handing this to me when he'll come see me.
But it'll still cost me 14 bucks to get it to him. Very expensive.
Would you recommend me buying some other things to be on the safe side if I break something or would that just be useless precaution and "waste" of money?

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Old 05-27-2019, 10:57 AM
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I posted an MP but can't find it on my user CP. Hope it gets to you.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:04 PM
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Here are some more pictures of the disassembly and clean up.

Before cleaning :





After cleaning, lets reassemble :














Barrel looks like new :

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I tried the screw n.13 in the rear sight : the diameter and the thread are the same.
So I measured it and found diameter 3.5 millimeter and 0.8 thread.
A 4 or 4.2 millimiter long screw should do the job.
I am unsure about this because I can't imagine Colt using metric system.
This metric screw is unusual in size...
I did use a 2mm allen key to take of the screws n.3 on the rail though, so???

Any thoughts?

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I tried the screw n.13 in the rear sight : the diameter and the thread are the same.
So I measured it and found diameter 3.5 millimeter and 0.8 thread.
A 4 or 4.2 millimiter long screw should do the job.
I am unsure about this because I can't imagine Colt using metric system.
This metric screw is unusual in size...
I did use a 2mm allen key to take of the screws n.3 on the rail though, so???

Any thoughts?

Glad to have found this site. Does anyone know where to get parts for this pistol? Specifically, I've been looking for the front rib sight for the 4" barrel. #2 in the parts illustration.

I'd also consider an entire barrel complete with sight. A complete 6" barrel would be a bad idea either.

Thanks,
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:00 AM
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Look at the link Jack First I posted earlier.

I took the screw to a specialized shop (nut, bolts and stuff like that) and they measured it for me : it is in fact a n.6 x 32 threads/inch screw.
They can have them on order but they are sold by...200 pieces!
Guess I'm ordering at Jack First then...

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