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Anyone deal with a good, reputable gunsmith in the Everett area to make modifications on a pistol? I'm familiar with most shops in the area, I just haven't had any work done before. I need to either replace the rear sight or have it modified.

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What kind of pistol and rear sight modification do you need? I work with several smiths that depending on your needs I could highly recomend.
 

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It's a Bersa Thunder 9 Ultra Compact.



I need the rear groove changed to dots. I have yet to search Bersa to see if they offer a different rear sight, but I was told modifying the rear would be just as easy and quicker. I don't need quicker, I just need it right.
 

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That should be a standard 3/8" dovetail and most rear sights with that spec should fit. There are a myriad of sight options if you want to send me a PM I can help you get that taken care of.
 

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How brave are you? Tap rear sight out, left to right referrenced to the rear and looking forward. Jig it up carefully in a machinists vise and drill a 3/32 dia. dimple on either side of the notch. Degrease and fill with some white lure paint or fluorescent paint. Granted, amatuer approach but if you do a good job no one but you will know.
Tap in back in from right to left. Most dovetails are oriented that way. Don't use steel hammer or drift, use brass or nylon.
Good luck.
btw If you don't like the job you are back to square one and can take it to a gunsmith. My Walther has 3 dots and I like it that way.
 

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RowVsWade said:
That should be a standard 3/8" dovetail and most rear sights with that spec should fit. There are a myriad of sight options if you want to send me a PM I can help you get that taken care of.
This is my first pistol, (key word there is first wink: ) so any help I can get. That is good news, thanks RVW! For now a 3 dot in white is just fine.

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How brave are you? Tap rear sight out, left to right referrenced to the rear and looking forward. Jig it up carefully in a machinists vise and drill a 3/32 dia. dimple on either side of the notch. Degrease and fill with some white lure paint or fluorescent paint. Granted, amatuer approach but if you do a good job no one but you will know.
Tap in back in from right to left. Most dovetails are oriented that way. Don't use steel hammer or drift, use brass or nylon.
Good luck.
btw If you don't like the job you are back to square one and can take it to a gunsmith. My Walther has 3 dots and I like it that way.
Not too brave when it comes to a new hobby. Sounds simple enough but I would butcher it! sick: Being a newby I figured it was harder than it really is. Thanks, Skorzeny.
 
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