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Flint:
I finally got around to tearing down my '60 Army Colt replica that you told me how to fix back in January. I bent the bolt leg a little and reassembled it and it works like a charm! I now have a fully functioning 3"barrelled belly gun. Thanks a heap!
Do ya think a front sight is necessary on a piece like this? I probably won't shoot at anything past 15-20'.
J. D. Higgins
 

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Glad it worked for you, the low spring tension of the bolt legs is a common cause of early bolt drop and timing problems, especially in Italian clones where the steel and heat treat aren't up to snuff. You might not need a front sight as long as you can hit what you want point shooting, depends on your grip and ability to shoot without sights. Often, with a percussion Colt, point shooting is closer to target than the sights, which shoot high. I replaced the front sights on two 1860's and the new sights, when filed and adjusted to target are 5/16 inch tall.
 
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