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After some discussion hereabouts, I put this New Frontier in the shop today. Two issues had popped up, the rear sight, of course, and the firing pin rivet.



Discussed this with Keith (my gunsmith Keith Warner) and he agreed the rear sight spring seemed to be kinked under the rear sight tang. But the firing pin rivet was loose and binding against the frame.

Hopefully this gun will get straightened out pretty soon.

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Got the Colt back today. As I thought, the rear sight spring had been improperly installed and kinked so that it was flattened out under the rear sight tang. Keith replaced that, also found some "gunk" apparently left over from the case hardening process. Rear sight fits bottomed out in its mortise now, and the firing pin rivet is flush with the sides of the hammer.

Will try it out Saturday morning.

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Glad you were able to get it fixed. Sounds like Keith is a pretty good smith.
 

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Glad you were able to get it fixed. Sounds like Keith is a pretty good smith.
He's better than that. I sort of monitored a pair of .458 Magnum rifes he built for a father and son duo headed for Africa. Beauties!

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Well, I believe its O.K. now. The rear sight is not bottomed out now, and group is about where I want it:




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