Front sight cuts - Heinie vs Novak?

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by awpk03s, Oct 30, 2011.

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  1. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    What is the difference in these front sight cuts? If you have Heinie front sights currently, is there any other option to have them swapped out besides another Heinie?
     
  2. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    The Novak is a 65 degree cut and .330 wide (base front to rear) while the Heinie is usually a 60 degree cut, and .300" wide.

    STI and uses the Heinie cut.
     

  3. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Quack is it logical to think that then since the Novak is oversized to the Heinie that one could painstakingly file one to fit?
     
  4. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Anything is possible.
     

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