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Thread: Old vs New Dovetails

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    Default Old vs New Dovetails

    Does anyone out there know the difference between the old dovetail and the new dovetails. I am trying to find night sights but cant find any for the old dovetails. If I can get the dimensions I can determine how to proceed. I have done a lot of work on 1911 pistols and I am very good at fitting sights to dovetails. I am hoping that the new dovetail is narrower than the old ones. I am looking for information on both front and rear dovetails.

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    My first generation K9 is in the big safe since I don't carry it anymore, and I won't be able to get into that for a week or two because it's buried behind some home improvement material. But if no one else comes through, I'll get those measurements after that project is out of the way.

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    Thanks

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    Dawson has F.O. for the old style. Not sure about night sights.
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    Dawson can also tell you what those dimensions are as well. I'm not sure of the dimension but it's mostly the angle that changed. There should be a thread around here showing the difference. I'll see if I can find it.
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    https://www.kahrtalk.com/showthread....ight=dovetails

    This thread has a good picture that shows the difference. Might help some.
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    Call off the hounds!! I called Meprolight and they do still have the TruDot night sights for pre-2004 dovetails. They don't carry them as a set but you can buy them separately. I called customer service and they told me to look them up as separate pieces and they popped right up.

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    Good news, that!

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