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I got this 10-6 recently and noticed whilst doing a thorough cleaning that the front sight is not a fixed sight. It appears to have a notch machined into the barrel and a low profile sight forced in and the edges, well, I guess you could say peened in to hold it. My 10-7, and 10-8s are all fixed. Hopefully the pics aren't too redundant. Serial 3D131##. Manufactured 1978
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
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From the tool marks around the front sight I would say that the gun was probably dropped and the front sight either bent or broker. . Old sight was ground off and a grove dove tail cut placed where the old sight was and then a sight from another type of gun was pressed in and then filed off for proper height ..

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Was the barrel shortened?
 

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The Barrel is correct.
To get a hit on target, the sight picture would be the top of the front sight even with the bottom of the notch. Basically below view and a 6 O'clock hold.
 
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