While you can easily leave an empty dovetail notch alone or buy a pre-made insert, dovetail notches can be permanently filled to provide a high quality look to your build. It should be noted that the rifle is unloaded and the soldering is completed outside using all appropriate safety precautions. Since we will be applying Ceracoat to this rifle we decided to solder the blank in place, if you plan on bluing, remember that the silver will not blue and leave a fine silver line.
For this project we ordered the following items from Brownells:
1911 Front sight installation We decided to upgrade the sights on our Colt Series 80 Officer’s ACP. In addition to adding a Heine Ledge rear sight, we needed to replace the factory front sight with […]
Recently we decided to install “Rem-Choke” style removable choke tubes on two of our barrels. In our “3-Gun Competition Shotgun Build” article, we installed the tubes manually, without a lathe. All lathe work is conducted […]