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In my former life I was a tool designer so I'm familiar with fits. I watched a gun smith on Youtube remove and replace the sights on a STI 1911 and he made the comment that a dove tail likes to be removed from one side more than the other. I always thought when a dove tail cutter made a pass, the cut would be consistant and you could remove a front sight blade from either side. So my question is, should the front sight be tapped out from the left or right side or dose it make any difference? Thanks in advance!
 

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So my question is, should the front sight be tapped out from the left or right side or dose it make any difference? Thanks in advance!
Looking towards the muzzle, tap the sight out of the dovetail from left to right. Same for every slot on every brand of rifle or handgun I've ever worked on.

The difference is very small when measured, driving it the wrong way will convince you the difference is real, and depending how hard the sight is, may damage the dovetail slot.

You'll only do it wrong once though :)
 
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