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Two questions:

1. How does the front sight come off?
2. Can someone with a good understanding of hand tools and a little mechanical inclination replace the rear sight?

I understand there is a spring and a few other parts under the rear sight. I am afraid I will get my factory sight off and not be able to get the new sight in place with all the parts underneath it in the correct place.
 

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Krankypants, The front sight is mounted in a dove tail. All you have to do is drift the sight out with a sight pusher tool. You can use a hammer and punch but likely you will mar the finish.

The rear sight is a bit tricky. It is also in a dovetail but it has a screw to hold it in place. Loosen the screw and use a sight pusher to drift the sight out. Again, you can use a hammer and punch but you're bound to ding the finish. Yes, there are two spring loaded plungers that will launch if you are not careful.
 
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