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Front Sight Cut on Springfield Loaded?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by BuckyP, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    I want to get a fiber optic front sight for my Springfield loaded. Does anyone know what the dovetail cut is? Is it a "Novack" cut?

    TIA. :wavey:
     
  2. Rally Vincent

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    Thought it was a standard dovetail cut.
     

  3. Quack

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    no not standard.

    Novak is pretty much the standard cut for 1911 sights.
    Front: 65° x 330" x .075" (have also seen .060" and .070")
    Rear: 65° x .500"

    Springfield used to use the standard Novak rear cut, but it's changed since after ~2002 to a smaller cut.
    Front: 60° x .330" x .078"
    Rear: 65° x ~.490"-.485" (this is just a smaller cut in the dovetail, which requires filing down the sight to fit)

    STI
    Front: 60° x .300” x .074"
    Rear: Novak (fixed) 65° x .495” or BoMar (adjustable)

    Armscor (RIA Tactical and Citadel)
    Front: 65° x .330" x .085"
    Rear: 65° x .487" (similar to Novak, but needs to be fit like the Springfield.)

    Dan Wesson uses a combination of standard Novak rear and Springfield front:
    Front: 60° x .330" x .078"
    Rear: 65° x .500"

    Kimber has it's own sight cuts.
    Front: 65° x .330" x .070”
    Rear: ??? don't know, but there are sight specifically for Kimber's

    Wilson Combat:
    Front: 60° x .300”
    Rear:
     
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    Awesome information. Thanks!!
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    x2 :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jim S.

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    Thanks for the information Quack.
    I wish they could somehow get together and create an industry standard for sight dovetails.