The front site is drilled and pinned. No problem unless you want to remove it. It can be done but you will have two holes in your barrel. Still not a problem just cosmetic. The pins are not easy to remove. Still great guns.
I had a similar experiance on a rape trial. Teen charged as an adult in a gruesome rape. We ended up giving him 99 years. He was a habitual criminal and the judge made his other sentences to be served consecutive. The DA had offered him 40 years and he turned that down.