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Old 07-17-2019, 06:52 PM
warren5421 warren5421 is offline
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Novak Sight install

I am looking at having Novak recut my dove tail on my 108309 1911TFP . Has anyone here had them recut the dovetail? My local guy doesn't want to do it for me. His time cost would be more than he would want to charge me. He says there are good sights made for S&W now without recutting the dovetails.

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Old 07-19-2019, 05:02 PM
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Novak will probably be expensive too. I was looking at their site when looking for Colt sights. Think it said cuts require refinishing, so won’t be cheap. They have docs on the Novak sight that give prices.

I want new sights for my SW1911 3”, but will wait until I find plug and play. The SW ones on Novak are all backordered unless you want fiber optic (I do not).
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by warren5421 View Post
I am looking at having Novak recut my dove tail on my 108309 1911TFP .
I had to look the model up to be sure

Doesn't S&W use Novak sights?

Per Novak's "Sights 101"

Companies that currently use Genuine and/or Licensed Novak Sights

S&W – Genuine fronts and rears (1911 and M&P pro series only)
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:33 PM
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S&W do use genuine Novak sights on their M&P and 1911.

BUT the rear sights on the S&W 1911 ARE NOT the low mount 1911 sights that most 1911 custom gunsmiths installed on slides. The S&W 1911 Novak sights are similar if not identical to the rear sights that they put on their old and discontinued third generation DA/SA 39/59 series pistols.

Unless the local gunsmith knows what he/she is doing, it's best to contact Novak and explain to them what S&W 1911 one has. Most so called gun store gunsmiths may not know what they're doing, just look at some nightmare pictures posted here. Novak probably have something for it that will only require minor filing on the sight's dovetail to fit the slide.
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