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    Sight springs question

    Hello everybody.

    I've a 1975 Python 6" with Elliason, just bought (barely used).
    The rear sight is askew.

    See pictures.
    2.jpg1.jpg

    I've also a friend of mine that has a 2002 Python 6", Accro sight.
    We have disassembled both sight.

    Mine has two spring.
    The other one has only one spring but two holes.

    First try: spring hole swap on the sight of my friend.
    Result: sight askew!

    Second try: remove right spring on my sight, leaving the left one.
    Result: a little less askew, but still.

    See picture:
    3.jpg

    Any hint?
    The blade it's ok: if i remove both springs I see the blade correctly on plane.

    This is a picture of the gun without springs.
    IMG_20190326_153707.jpg

    What I can do?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by carsco; 03-27-2019 at 07:47 AM.

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    Are the two springs the same length and same number of coils? If they sit in a recess are both recesses the same depth? How about swapping your spring location?

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    I've tried to swap both springs and I've also tried to use only one spring in the left hole, both springs. No results.
    I still have to use the right hole, but I'll get worse, I think.

    New springs?

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    Are you certain the Rear Leaf Mounting Pin is not broken?
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    Tom Platt

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    Bad news.
    It's the blade hole!!!

    WhatsApp Image 2019-03-26 at 18.48.54.jpg

    If I put the blade on the frame (without pin), all ok.
    But when I put in the pin... blade follow the pin and it's skewed.

    I don't believe to my eyes!
    We are talking about a 1975 Colt, damn!

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    Bummer... However here is a Elliason replacement. Spendy but available.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-EL...ss!86402!US!-1

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    One hundr... coff coff...
    No thanks.

    I'll try to set up this one with my CNC.

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    Another option is to see if a replacement blade is available from Kensights.

    Also, they manufacture exact replicas of the Colt Accro and Ellison sights. A full replacement might be cheaper because Kensights sell their replica for $65.
    If nothing else you could buy the Kensight Ellison and switch the blades into your original Colt Ellison

    https://stores.kensight.com/
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    Thanks a lot.
    First, I'll try to fix the blade with CNC.

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    Almost finished...

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