It was a standard 600 dovetail, so I opened it up with a dovetail cutter
on my milling machine.
I used a dovetail cutter I purchased from Brownells for this.
Doing it this way meant the dovetail cutter was basically just removing steel from the "points" or edges of the dovetail.
If you try to cut the entire dovetail without first using an end mill, you will often break or damage the dovetail cutter.
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The dovetail on my front sight is not a standard 3/8" so T can't use my normal dovetail cutter
in my milling machine.
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New tools include angle cutters, shell mills, Woodruff keyset, and dovetail cutters
Single purpose end mills such as Woodruff key-seat cutters, corner rounding cutters, and dovetail cutters
are used on both vertical and horizontal milling machines.