Tritum Night Sight Installation
I Purchased a .44 Magnum S&W Model 629 with a 6" barrel for hunting deer and hogs. Now that deer season is over in the North Texas area where I hunt I'm wanting to replace the factory open sights with the MEPROLIGHT Tritium Night Sight for night hog hunting. If anyone has installed this sight system I'd appreciate your input. Specifically how do I remove the red insert in the factory front ramp sight so I can insert the new part from MEPROLIGHT? Upon installation of the new part in the front insert dovetail is it simply a mechanical friction fit or does it require something like LoctiteŽ?
I'd still like advice on the job but found the manufacturers instruictions.
After intentionally breaking the windage adjustment screw per the instructions say to reuse the detent plunger and spring. Problem is that the detent plunger and spring are larger than the hole in the new windage screw provided by Meprolight. I have since spoken to Kimber who imports the Meprolight Night Sights who is unaware of any problem and is sending me a new screw incase the supplied one was drilled wrong. Has anyone experienced this problem. Maybe S&W changed the detent plounger and spring diameter. I'll report back if the new screw from Kimber works.