After many requests from folks looking to either upgrade an older pistol wearing the old "hump & bump" M 1911 A1 style sights, or someone wanting to keep the original appearance of their currently produced 1911, Harrison Design now has what you've been looking for.
We are now offering a family of stake-in front sights featuring an improved ramp with serrations which appears much blacker in your sight picture than many of the current factory offerings.
They are .125" wide and are sold in either .195" heights or .175" heights. The .175" sight is offered to use with our HD-003 rear sight for customers who want a front sight height that is about right to use as is for an acceptable elevation zero. The .195" tall sight is for customers who want some extra material to allow them to start "too tall" and file the blade down as needed to attain a "perfect" elevation zero.
Additionally, the .175" tall sights are offered with a painted white dot in a machined pocket, for a color contrasting feature to help with quick target aquisition.
The staking tenons are either wide (.125") or narrow (.055"). If you need a "medium" tenon for your Springfield, we can make one by machining the tenon width of a "wide" tenon down to Springfield specs.
These sights look and work great on all 1911s with stake-in front sights. As a rule of thumb, if your Colt is a "Pre Series-'80" production, you'll need the narrow tenon. If it's a Series '80 or newer manufacture, it will need a wide tenon. The Springfield "medium width" tenon can be made by narrowing a wide tenon blade on a custom order basis.
PRO Tip- Before you stake in your new sight, cut a chamfer around the mortise (the square hole) that the tenon goes through in the interior of your slide to create room for the end of your tenon to mushroom into as you stake it. Be sure to degrease the slide and sight and apply plenty of red LocTite on the surfaces before assembly. Done correctly, a staked in sight will never come loose.