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My recently acquired Model 40 has a really loose Rear Sight Plate.   Not even sure this is an original factory sight.   I am not sure how to tighten, and cannot dial it in.  Assuming the rear sights available on DW Webstore is for Small Frame 15/715 only?   Requested availability on replacement from DW, but not hopeful.   Any aftermarket sights out there for Large Frame DWs?   I thought there was a thread in the Forum, but search did not yield match.  Suggestions?

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Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

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rwsem said rnHere you go!rn  rn

In that link, Andrew 220 was referred to using a Ruger sight.   Any details on that as far as for what Model, or a part# would be great as a backup plan.

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Scout, I think the Ruger sights only fit the later 44's and the small frames. Your sight clearly looks like a early long style 44 sight. However the hold down screw is not correct. that may be your problem. The threads may be messed up and that may be why the wrong screw is used. 

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The ruger sight fit on my 744 and my 715. But I have a new DW factory rear sight (purchased from CZ/DW store) and it fits my 715. I would have to assume if it fits the 715 it will fit the 744. I could not notice any size differences with the notches in the rear sight on  both models

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There are two different length sights for the 44s. They are not interchangeable. The shorter sight is the same as the small frame sights but the small frame and later 44 sights will not work on the early 44s. I know, I have both.

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snake-eye said
There are two different length sights for the 44s. They are not interchangeable. The shorter sight is the same as the small frame sights but the small frame and later 44 sights will not work on the early 44s. I know, I have both.

  

Good to know. I have a Palmer 744 so that's obviously a "later" model

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snake-eye said
There are two different length sights for the 44s. They are not interchangeable. The shorter sight is the same as the small frame sights but the small frame and later 44 sights will not work on the early 44s. I know, I have both.

  

Small frame 44's? I find myself intrigued, do you have photos you can post of small frame DW 44's? I'm not entirely sure what you're saying here.

Or do you mean early & late 44's?

Just trying to clarify. smile 

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