What goes into manufacturing your Smith-Sight?
Week 1: Upon receipt of cleared payment, I order your stock sight from one of my suppliers. It arrives in a few days to a week. Upon receipt, I heat treat and perform initial hot bluing.
Week 2: The second week, I machine your sight. This involves drilling, tapping, and making custom sight posts to your specifications.
Week 3: I perform final heat treatment, check fit, and perform final bluing.
Week 4: I hand rub a special, hand-made protective wax into your sight's bluing with a soft cotton cloth to help it maintain its matte finish. Treated this way, the sight shows superior resistance to corrosive salts from surplus ammo. I then package your sight and mail the package to you.
I should mention here that the above procedures are for complete sight orders only. When you choose to send your sight using Sight Services (under http://www.smith-sights.com/#service) in it undergoes a similar but abbreviated process that preserves the original finish. If your sight matches your rifle, I don't want to ruin that!
I hope you've found this to be informative!