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    sight blade replacement

    I am going to have to replace the rear sight blade on my 29c. One video I watched says to use a spanner bit to remove the windage nut. I don't have one, so what is my best alternative other than sacrificing a regular bit? Measured as best I can while the broken blade is still in the revolver, it looks like the height is .160 and that is a standard blade, so that is what I am ordering in the kit since I also need a new screw. Am I on the right track? Thanks

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    I think you'll find you'll need the spanner. Also, you can call Brownells and ask them the correct blade height for your model and barrel. I like their videos for this stuff. This one is real good.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hdXGQrUs4g
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac23 View Post
    I am going to have to replace the rear sight blade on my 29c. One video I watched says to use a spanner bit to remove the windage nut. I don't have one, so what is my best alternative other than sacrificing a regular bit? Measured as best I can while the broken blade is still in the revolver, it looks like the height is .160 and that is a standard blade, so that is what I am ordering in the kit since I also need a new screw. Am I on the right track? Thanks
    I always use a drill bit just barely larger than the screw threads. works great for me.


 

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