GUN Fuck yes. Refinished and added night sights to a P3AT.

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  1. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Pics when everything is dry.

    Remember this watch?

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    The tritium at 9:00 fell off after the second hand fell off, and was rolling around the housing. I dissected it and peeled another tritium bar off, and set them aside.

    I sanded the shit out of the slide, wire wheel, brush, and blew it out with compressed air. Windexed everything, then aired it out. Rustoleum textured outdoor paint in black. Let it dry, sanded the contact areas under the extractor and the breech face, blew it out with compressed air.

    Went upstairs, made dinner, and came back down with some tweezers to line up the tritium bars.

    The existing "sights" provide a perfect sheltered location for the tritium vials.

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    P3AT on left, if you don't know.

    I filled the rear sight area with epoxy, then pushed the vial level, just beneath the sight cut. Smoothed the epoxy, and let it set. Fit the front vial in a drop of epoxy, working it around to get it perfectly centered and level. A bit more work than I thought it'd be... then I daubed some more epoxy over the vial, to protect it a bit.

    Can't wait to test it out :x:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Is it dry yet?
     
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    how about now?
     
  4. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    The epoxy took up some of the color of the paint, so it doesn't look half assed. I'm pretty stoked. Front sight looks professional as hell :o

    Want to try it out at the range to see if I got the POA/POI right.
     
  5. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    you should use duracoat, i have some extra matte black i could send you

    rust o leum will not hold up, and will rub off
     
  6. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Meh, it's a P3AT, nothing short of an act of God would make it look pretty.

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  7. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Edit.. I should have taken a picture of the ghetto chrome slide after I polished the rust out with Brasso. :rofl:

    It originally looked like this, more or less. It was a crappy blue job.

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    so.... just so i got this right, you spray painted it and then you glued some tritium bars onto it for a night sight?

    i'm down for the ghetto enhancements, but i must be missing the sights in the pics. :dunno:
     

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