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Could fixed sights (factory PT92 rear sights) be installed on a PT99?
 

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No they are different, I posted a picture in another thread on this subject, will see if i can find it again.

Here you go:

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What about any other fixed sight?
 

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I have never seen any after market sights for the PT-99.
 

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There must be a mount or rail to replace this rear sight, if so many rear sights are failing surely there's a replacement?
 

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LOL, I thought about that too. Just different serial numbers.
So the newer PT99s have serial numbers in more than one place? My 80's model only has it on the frame in one place.

To the original poster, I'm not willing to take my sight off to check but I'm sure you could make one that would work. A piece of steel, a file, and some patience and you can fabricate anything. It should be easier to go from adjustable sights to fixed than visa versa.
If you decide to do this please document with pictures. I'd like to see your progress.
 

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There must be a mount or rail to replace this rear sight, if so many rear sights are failing surely there's a replacement?
I searched the internet and couldn't find one. My guess is you would either have to find one for a Beretta(the pistol is modeled after a Beretta) and adjust it to fit or start from scratch and and fabricate one.
 

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I believe that the PT99's front sight is taller than the PT92's also. If you were going to machine or adapt a rear fixed sight, you would need to take this into account as well.
 

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I broke two rear sights on my pt101p. The first time Taurus paid for the replacement. The second time it cost me $40 for the replacement. Here is the solution. Install the new sights and adjust them; sight the gun at the range. Then take the broken sight and braze broken pieces together in the exact orientation as the new sights. Take the new sights off and store them in a safe place. Install your brazed fixed sight and fear no more about breaking your adjustable sights.
 

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OR . . . . . you could :

(1) remove the adjustable sights,
(2) Mill the cross-wise relief cut to a dovetail profile,
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(3) make and install a custom fixed sight in the new dovetail, and regulate it for the ammunition you are shooting.

This would leave the gun still capable of accepting the original (factory, adjustable) sight, should you ever desire to re-install it.

Yeah, it IS a bit of work, but it IS an answer to the problem.

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Yup. Field strip and change the slides.
That's what I did. After I had the frame bead blasted I swapped out the slide / trigger / trigger bar / safety / slide catch / and disassembling latch with a stainless PT-100. Here is how it turned out.
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It may be possible to fit the current Polymer PT92 Rear to the PT99 dovetail. As they are inexpensive, it would not hurt too much to try one. I would.

Also note that the Rear Sight (PT92 & PT99) retains the Automatic Firing Pin Lock, which contains spring loaded parts and they WILL launch themselves into Never-to-be-Found land, if you are not careful.
 
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