Yeah, those checkered stocks are my favorite also. I got it at an auction, and I don't think anyone else realized how desirable those stocks are; if they had, I think the bidding would have been a lot stronger than it was.The Colt full checkered stocks, with Colt medallions are my all-time favorite stocks.
Yes, you did really well with that acquisition.
Thanks for showing.
No it's not an insert. Interestingly the front blade is not a piece of flat stock; the edge facing the shooter is maybe a 1/1000th or so (I haven't put a mic on it), thicker than the rest of the sight blade. For some reason a previous owner decided to remove the blue from a portion of the sides of this thicker part of the edge of the blade.... Tell us about the front sight blade. It looks like it may have a platinum insert or something to enhance the sight picture.