Building up a front sight?

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    James Sparhawk

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    My .44 cal Remington Army revolver shoots high. I have watched different videos such as soldering, JB weld, and some type of lock-tight compound. Do any of you guys have any suggestions?
     
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    Just a thought, would it be easier to file the groove a bit lower on the rear sight?
     
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    Give it a whack with a Babbitt rod. That’s how gunsmiths adjusted point of impact on fixed sight revolvers.
     
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    I already done that bud. And it still shoots very high.
     
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    I have the same issue with a luger p08. No room to file and front sight needs to be lengthened. I am thinking to grab an aftermarket one and use it. do you think jb weld will hold up?
     
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    I bought some JB weld, water resistant apoxy today. I really believe this will work.
     
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    I was successful with the JB Weld. I am looking forward to practice tomorrow and I built it up high enough to allow for any needed filing!
     
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    Are you trying to make me look like a fool or something?
     
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    No way. The procedure is old school.
     
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    I apologize for that. I used JB Weld today to build it up taller. Then I filed and formed it better. Tomorrow, I will take it out to my range and shoot/file until I get to shooting correctly. I just hope it holds!
     
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    Tell me a lil more please. What is a babbit rod?
     
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    No such a thing
     
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    That's just mean
     
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    Go to Google then search, adjust sights on fixed sight revolvers. That will take you to several handgun forums and you can find out what it takes to change POI. In a manner of speaking, they align the barrel to the frame, using different methods.
     
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