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Old 07-19-2014, 1:32 AM
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Default How to keep the solid pin in the rear sights on a 1911?

I have a 1911 with adjustable tritium sights. There is a pin that is about 5/8 long and very tiny that holds the two pieces of the rear sight together. When I shoot about 15 shots it walks out on me. This is the STOCK pin. It is not a roll pin, how can I make it stop walking out on me? When I look at it after 10-15 shots it is sticking out about a cm sometimes.

I do not know if they make a roll pin that small. I do not think that I can locktight it. Would locktight make it stop moving? It is not threaded.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-19-2014, 1:58 AM
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have to put a slight bend in the center of the pin to give it some tension, or try calling the manufacture of the gun or sight and see what they say

you could try loctite but it probably wont work

you could probably find a roll pin that small but it might just break at some random point
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is it a metal or plastic sight?

I would either try to stake it or tap the sides with a hot soldering iron
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Best is put a slight bend in the center as mentioned by davidb
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Old 07-21-2014, 4:28 PM
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How would I go about putting the slight bend in it? That does sound like a great idea.

I was gonna tap it out, put locktite in on one end and then tap it back in, so the locktite holds at one side, but that is no foolproof way.

Do I put it in my vise and tap a bend into it?

Can't believe I did not think of that.

I will see if it helps any.

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