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wooleybooger
07-14-2010, 10:20 PM
a friend has a taurus pt140 that he lost the front sight on. he asked me for help but i dont know what it had originally. it appears to have had a staked in sight like the old 1911s as it has a different colored piece of metal left in a small hole in the slide. i dont know if that piece is pressed in or threaded. i can make a sight blade with tenon but it would have to be silver soldered in. i cant find aftermarket replacements for this pistol but i have found dovetail sights for newer models. taurus says send it in.

v860rich
07-14-2010, 11:12 PM
From what I know about Taurus I would send it in. They fix their fire arms free for life, and usually send the repaired weapon back with an extra clip.

THANX RICH

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chriskat
07-16-2010, 06:42 PM
The exploded view from the manual, two jpgs below sorry they aren't very good quality, show a front sight screw and a rear sight screw. Might the original have been attached with a screw which is sheared/wrung off?

http://home.comcast.net/~chriskat/pistol_manual_03%20%5B640x480%5D.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~chriskat/pistol_manual_04%20%5B640x480%5D.jpg

chriskat
07-16-2010, 06:46 PM
By the way the entire manual is at the following link:

Taurus PT140 Manual (http://www.taurususa.com/pdf/pistol_manual.pdf)

Jeff

wooleybooger
07-16-2010, 10:50 PM
thanks,jeff. it seems you are right. after enlarging the pdf pic it looks like the sight has a dovetail at the rear secured by a screw at the front.my buddy said it always showed "daylight" between sight and slide before it disappeared. the slide does have a plunge-cut slot milled into the top but i never thought about a rear dovetail. if it showed "daylight" the sight or slot was over/under sized or the sight was slapped in and screwed down without checking fit. i have 2 taurus 1911s with (formerly) poor fitting front sights so slapped and screwed would be my guess. thanks,mike