stainless steel security six front sight

Help Support Ruger Forum:

A1tommygun

Bearcat
Joined
Jul 8, 2007
Messages
37
Location
Manchester,. Penna. USA
I posted this question elsewhere on the forum a little while ago, and did not get very far with it. So I thought I would try posting it here in the smithing section.

I put a Millett Orange bar front sight on my two and three-quarter inch stainless security six a year or so ago and I really like it. I recently bought a stainless 4 inch security six with the factory red insert front sight. The insert is so badly faded that I would like to replace it with one of the Millett Orange bar front sights, but it appears that they have been discontinued.Does anyone know of a place that might still have some of these in stock? Any suggestions of another type of front sight? Can I knock out the insert and refill it with a colored epoxy?
Any thoughts or ideas will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom
 
Joined
Dec 11, 2002
Messages
7,938
Location
Ohio , U.S.A.
Tom, your best bet would be to replace the insert with some "colored" ( tinted) epoxy............dam up the sides and 'fill'.....when it dries buff & polish to smooth out.....I use small pieces of brass and put a bit of Pam on it to keep from sticking.........use some DayGlo orange to 'tint'.....
 

Pinecone

Blackhawk
Joined
Jan 29, 2007
Messages
970
Location
Maine
Tom, Try polishing that faded insert with Simichrome, Flitz, Red Rouge, etc. on a felt bob in a Dremel tool. I have brought back many an insert with this method..........................Dick :wink:
 

Latest posts

Top