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    Tatou, Intriguing work you are doing. What process was used to make the rear sight parts? My guess is they are a 3D printed sintered part-- ?? Thanks
    I agree and i wish i could have been there to see the whole process happening.
    It's not 3D printed.
    It's a Pattern 1914 sight modified and re-scribed to look like the early Pattern 1913 sight.
    The later sights were very close in appearance so that made it possible.
    I posted pictures of some of the work in post #56, just above.
    Both the P14 and M1917 sights were too long.
    The leaf was shortened and laser or micro welded in place and the welds filed down.
    The peep holes also received welds and remade to look like the P13s
    The inscriptions and slide texture were filed off and a new graduation was laser engraved.

    You can see in the picture above, a P14 sight (in black) and the ''new'' P13 sight... it's a tiny bit shorter.
    That was needed as to not interfere while loading with chargers.

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    I can't wait to see the range report!

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    I wouldn't hold my breath too long if i was you

    Still a ton of wood work to do and for now that's on hold.
    Add covid into the mix and a trip to the range with this one is still far away.
    I must confess that this does not botter me much as i am more into the collecting aspect than into shooting.
    Don't get me wrong, i love a good range session but to me it comes second to the historical aspect.

    The fabricator test fired it after installing the new barrel and said she runs great.
    So that's great to know.
    She's in 303 so I expect to get similar results as any good Pattern 1914
    I had him erase the old P14 serial number on the barrel but i asked that any other proof marks, etc. to be left there.
    Original P13 barrels were not blued except for the last front part but since it will be covered by the stock, i had him do the whole length.

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