Thought I'd share one of my current projects for a matched pair of Vaqueros.
The barrels were shortened which obviously removes the front sights. Rather than the traditional slot and solder method of attaching a new sight, it was detirmained that a more attractive solution had to be used.
These start as a lathe turned blank.
Then a miracle occurs and they come out as a front sight base.
Notice the radius at the very top, which was very interesting to do the first time; I got to use a new toy that I'm storing for a friend. This is a VOLSTRO rotary milling head. The crank on the left runs a slide that detirmains the radial offset from being aligned with the mill spindle to 3" offset. The right handle rotates the milling head's spindle around the centerline of the Bridgports spindle.