PT99/101 replacement rear sight FOUND!!! (installed w/pics)
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    PT99/101 replacement rear sight FOUND!!! (installed w/pics)

    As the title states, I bit the bullet and ordered a sight off of Amazon that looked like it might work, as I had a spare beat up PT99 slide that I use just for trying new things.Name:  20190611_191829.jpg
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    The sight is a unit from Kensight for a Colt revolvers and Gold Cup 1911's. Part number is 860-303. I bought it on Amazon for around $60.

    Install was fairly straightforward. It did require minor modifications, but it was easy enough that I did it with hand tools, even though I have a drill press, mini mill, lathe, ect at my shop. I think my total time was about an hour, and that included cigarette breaks and reinstalling the firing pin, drop safety, extractor, ect.

    Only two things are required for the install:
    1) tapping the factory sight screw hole to M3x0.5
    2) Drilling new holes for the front cross-pin, either in the sight or in the slide. I opted for drilling the slide, simply because it's a softer material than the sight.

    I also used a file to open up the back of the sight blade channel just a tad for some clearance. It fit without it, but 2 minutes with a jeweler's file opened up the clearance to about that of a piece of paper.

    I also opted to drill the front sight out, notch it, and install a fiberglass rod in it, and I used a piece of drill rod for the sight cross pin and peened it in place with an automatic punch, instead of using a roll pin.

    Overall, I'm pretty happy with it, and will probably do the same thing to one of my nicer slides. My plan for that is to epoxy a piece of mild steel rod into the original cross pin hole in the sight, and then drill a new hole in the sight itself instead of drilling the slide. I'm also going to contact the manufacturer to see about them possibly producing a sight specifically for our guns, since it would be a fairly simple thing for them to do... SO PLEASE, IF YOURE INTERESTED, COMMEND AND LET ME KNOW! I can send them a link to this thread, and if they see enough interest, it will increase the chances of them doing it.
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    Very cool...thanks for the efforts. Post some other pictures as the link doesn't work. If you can use the "Insert Image" button on the website they will remain in the event that another photo sharing site gets wonky. I'll sticky the thread then!
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    https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/p...ml#post5270311

    I have two of the 992 sights plus one set of spring and pin for same. I'm still convinced it's the same sight used on PT99/101, but again not going to verify since no problems with existing. The above post and another link in it shows pic of the comparison between 992 & PT99. IF I'm correct, shouldn't need to modify slide or sight.
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    The link did not work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyh View Post
    The link did not work.

    That's why I asked him to post them in the thread!
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    I am very interested in this. Just picked up a PT99 and sights are intact but do not sit straight. Would like to install new sights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newguyracing View Post
    I am very interested in this. Just picked up a PT99 and sights are intact but do not sit straight. Would like to install new sights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newguyracing View Post
    I am very interested in this. Just picked up a PT99 and sights are intact but do not sit straight. Would like to install new sights.
    Sight don't "sit" straight? In what way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by taurustoter View Post
    Sight don't "sit" straight? In what way?

    If it is anything like my PT99, the pivot pin is too short to extend out both sides of the rear sight and can be fixed with a longer pivot pin.
    On mine it is not crooked enough to bother with, just a few thousandths.
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