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Old 04-10-2015, 06:28 AM   #11
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What's a 'Dutchman?'
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:28 AM   #12
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Some years ago I bought a FEG HP NIB at a gun show in Dallas for the munificent sum of $179.00.... a decent price I thought...

The gun shot well enough and was as accurate as any other HP I had... I was lucky I got a good FEG (I was not so lucky with my second.)

Anyway, I got the urge to fit it with adjustable sights... but didn't really get around to it... Then one day at the Dallas Market Hall Gun show I came across some adjustable sights marked by MecGar.

This seemingly was a very good way to solve the sight problem... the MecGar sight was designed to fit in the existing FEG-HP rear sight dovetail and to use the existing front sight... they had two versions... one for the old style sights, and one for the more modern sights.

I still have one of the packages the MecGar sights came in, though this one is from a CZ75b version... they are the same other than being set up for the CZ.



The price was right, so I picked a few sets up....



The sights mounted easily with no difficulties



All that was required was to drift the sight into the slot on the slide after removing the old sight.



Once installed they worked well and proved reliable and accurate.



MecGar advertised these sights in a night version, but they vanished from the marked before I could try one...

The sights were made in Italy, and I believe they are still imported under another name...

The sights are really useful, and are a great choice for a low budget up grade of a HP like the cheap ones on the market of late.

These sights are still imported into the U.S. by LPA and available from Brownells:

http://www.brownells.com/handgun-par...prod73508.aspx

FWIW

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Old 04-10-2015, 11:57 AM   #13
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What's a 'Dutchman?'
A dutchman is a filler piece for an area that is vacant or needs more material for some reason. In the case of the MK III bhp you want to use the MK II sight on: you weld up the dutchman in the existing dovetail. You mill the new proper dovetail into the slide. Without the dutchman, the Novak MK II rear sight is a no can do on a MK III pistol.

A dutchman is also used to fix bad sight installs in some cases. Remember the square trigger guard conversions popular on the 1911 at one time. The conversion started with a dutchman.
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So would it be okay to call posts from Burgs by that term 'dutchman'? (He does lots of "filler"! )
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:32 PM   #15
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There is lots of information at that other place. Some of it is actually correct. If I recall correctly, it was not too long ago I saw there that someone suggested to change the recoil spring to cure hammer follow or some such nonsense. Whatever it was, I am certain if the OP tried it, he found that was not the problem.
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Have you gotten the slide back?

Interested in seeing how these sights look.

I have a FEG/KBI I want to put some on
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:27 PM   #17
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Yes, here they are:



Novaks called a few minutes ago to say they're starting on the other slide today.

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Very nicely done.

I have a set of Tritium Novak sights like that on one of my pistols that have been there since 1995 and they are still G2G.
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Look's great
Got a mk3 slide that goes to Novak's first, then the FEG

Is this the FEG you put a Browning safety on?
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Yes it is. It was the subject of another thread I think.

My second one is on its way back and I should have it in a couple of days.
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