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Hello,

I've read that there is something unusual about the rear sight on the Taurus 1911 - something about how it is fit into the frame. If I recall correctly, some machine work is required if the owner wants to make things so any traditional or new-style of sight will fit. In looking at the pictures I see online and in this forum, it appears to me that the dovetail is further forward on the slide than other 1911's I've seen.

Is there any truth to this?

Thanks in advance,

Jim
 

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The Dovetail that Taurus uses differs from industry standards in angle. I think standard are 60-62 degrees and Taurus is 65 degrees. You can get aftermarket sights for the PT1911s with a taurus cut, you can have the sight fitted for the Taurus dovetail or you can have the slide machined (most expensive option) to handle a standard dovetail.
 

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Hello,
I've read that there is something unusual about the rear sight on the Taurus 1911 - something about how it is fit into the frame. If I recall correctly, some machine work is required if the owner wants to make things so any traditional or new-style of sight will fit. In looking at the pictures I see online and in this forum, it appears to me that the dovetail is further forward on the slide than other 1911's I've seen.
Is there any truth to this?
Thanks in advance,
Jim
Well Jim there is NO standard dovetail cut actually.
just go to any sight manufacture and look at the extremely long list of sights available.
they come in different heights, different lengths, different angle cuts, many times the difference will be in the actual depth of the dovetail ( from top of slide to bottom of dovetail).
so is the Taurus different than a say kimber/ yes, but then the kimber is different from the springfield, thats different from the para, etc.
Actually the weirdest sight that i have came across in a 1911 was the Rock island.
sights for the Taurus PT1911 is really no harder to get than most anything else.
the other difference is that taurus 1911 use a set screw to better secure the sights in the dovetails, most companies do not.
'but in replacement sights this isn't a factor because the sight is fitted to the dovetail and replacement sights do not have the set screws.
hope this has helped.
 
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